As the oldest and largest private land trust in the state of California, the Catalina Island Conservancy opens its wildlands for the public to enjoy in many ways. Whether you are a hiker, biker, camper, boater, runner or an outdoor enthusiast, the Catalina Island Conservancy provides a wealth of recreational opportunities from mild to wild for all ages.


For hikers, no other Channel Island features the diversity that Catalina has to offer. More than 165 miles of trails beckon the casual hiker and the experienced trekker alike. An assortment of loop trails give day hikers a great glimpse at a variety of Island locales, while returning them to where they started. Of course, the “grand daddy” of them all is the Trans-Catalina Trail, a 38.5 mile trail that spans the entire Island. Free hiking permits are required and available online HERE


Cyclists on Catalina enjoy the fresh air and challenging twists and turns of the Island's 40 miles of trails and bike friendly roads (mostly unpaved).  To ride your mountain bike through the Island’s interior, a Freewheeler Bike Pass is required, which is a benefit of a Conservancy membership starting at $35 (see details). To join now, click HERE. You can redeem your Freewheeler Bike Pass only on the Island: at the Trailhead visitor center, Two Harbors Visitor Services, Airport in the Sky or Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden. For more information on biking the Island including a digital map, CLICK HERE.


Camping is a wonderful way to enjoy Catalina Island’s rugged beauty. Several campsites can be found strategically situated along the Trans-Catalina Trail. If you are boater up for an adventure the Conservancy has 17 boat-in campsites at nine locations along the Channel side of the Island. To learn more about camping on Catalina, CLICK HERE.


With access to over 200 miles of paved and unpaved roads, our naturalist-led Conservancy Eco Tours allow you to explore parts of Catalina Island no other outfitter can reach.

  Hike the Trans-Catalina Trail

  Bike the Wildlands

  Camp Catalina Island


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