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Trans-Catalina Trail Day 4: Back to Two Harbors

Day 4 of a 4-day backpack trip along the entire length of Catalina Island.

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 8.1 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  You have completed the official Trans-Catalina Trail, but your journey isn't over yet! You still need to hike back to Two Harbors to... more »

Tips:  If you are taking the bus from Two Harbors to Avalon, start early. There is only one bus a day, and it leaves at noon. You can buy... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Crystal Blue Water

You'll be hiking back on a single lane dirt road that gets the occasional car or truck. Though the beautiful views are a constant distraction, be mindful of the vehicle that might be just around the corner.

2. Beautiful Coves

The water is so clear, it's easy to forget you are just off the coast of Southern California.

3. Cherry Cove

This trail begins to feel longer than it actually is, but mainly because of coves like this that add an extra mile to walk around.

4. Two Harbors

From Two Harbors, you can take the ferry back to the mainland, or catch the shuttle to Avalon (it leaves at noon).

Ferry service to and from Two Harbors is limited. Check the schedules for days and ports on the mainland that are served.