Trans-Catalina Trail


The Trans-Catalina Trail is one of the best trail experiences on Earth.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Trans-Catalina Trail (TCT), while relatively new, is a trail experience so unique that it is one of the best trail adventures on earth. It winds the length and breadth of beautiful Santa Catalina Island for a total of 37.2 scenic miles starting on the eastern end of the island in Avalon and traversing to the western end of Starlight beach beyond Two Harbors and the Isthmus. This trail can be enjoyed by both hikers and cyclists.

To view the Trans Catalina Trail Elevation Profile, click here.


The TCT route takes you along towering bluffs overlooking the stunning turquoise Pacific Ocean and the Catalina Channel, and through the rugged interior of the island. Trails range from old farm roads to rocky, steep rugged climbs and descents. The TCT is rated a strenuous hike due to the high mileage covered each day and the large elevation gains and losses.

Catalina Backcountry is a one-stop shop for those of you who find the planning of a multi-day trek daunting and time consuming. We will coordinate everything from beginning to end so you can gear up and focus on the big picture: navigating the stunning Trans-Catalina Trail.

Come share the WOW of the outdoors on this expedition.

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