Backcountry Trail Support

What are Backcountry Trail Support Services?

Backcountry trail support services, including gear haul, are ideal for hikers, bikers, and campers who dread carrying heavy gear such as your tent, water, food, wood, etc. while you go exploring Catalina Island. You can do all your exploring with a simple day pack while Catalina Backcountry arranges transfers from campsite to campsite along the trail.

Catalina Gear Haul by Catalina BackcountryOur gear haul stops include:

  • Hermit Gulch (Avalon)
  • Blackjack Campground
  • Airport in the Sky
  • Little Harbor/Shark Harbor
  • Two Harbors
  • Parsons Landing
We also do wet drops if requested. 
For more information on pricing, visit our Q&A on the FAQ page here.

If you are unaware of the ins-and-outs of the number of different companies you need to work with in order to plan your itinerary, Catalina Backcountry can also help coordinate all aspects of your trip making us your all inclusive, one-stop connection!

We can arrange:


  • Travel to/from Catalina Island whether your destination be Avalon or Two Harbors and the Isthmus. Options include: 
      • The ferry which takes anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes
      • Helicopter taking only 20 minutes with an amazing aerial view
      • Private sailboat or catamaran for more intimate sized groups and closer view of the water with ability to spot various sealife along the way
  • Transportation while you are on the island via land or sea
  • Camping Reservations
      • Bypass and eliminate those service fees that are charged when making a phone call to inquire regardless if you make a reservation or not
  • Hiking & Biking Permits
  • Camping Gear Rental & Hauling – no need to own expensive equipment or haul it around
  • Catered 3-course meals to your campsite
  • Evening Nature & Campfire programs right at your campsite

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