Effective Friday, March 20, 2020 the Conservancy visitor facilities and services will be mostly closed to the public.
We plan for this public closure to continue through Thursday April 30, 2020.
  • Trailhead, including Toyon Grill
  • Eco Tours of the Interior
  • Nature Center - An Educational resource
  • Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden
  • Airport public facilities (manager present for landing aircraft)
  • DC-3 Grill take out only (full closure effective 3/22)
  • Wildlands Express shuttle (Avalon to Two Harbors)
  • Campgrounds

  • Biking in the wildlands is limited to current permit holders
  • Hiking Trails remain open in and around Avalon for day hikes as a means of safe exercise. 
  • No services or food available other than markets in both Avalon and Two Harbors. 
  • Please be aware that Catalina Express will be moving to a reduced schedule effective 3/19, with no boat service to/from Two Harbors after Sunday, 3/22. 
  • Rangers will remain on patrol of the interior of the Island

The Trailhead, at 708 Crescent in Avalon, is the perfect place to begin your Catalina adventure! It is the flagship facility for Catalina Island Conservancy, serving as the gateway to the Island's wildlands. Resources found at the Trailhead help you make the most of your time exploring the Island's 42,000+ acres of open space. Visitors to Catalina Island maximize their experience with a stop at the three-story, 9,000-sq.-ft. Trailhead. While there, obtain hiking and biking permits, detailed information on campgrounds, native flora and fauna, ecology and history, and even venture out on an Eco Tour. 

The Trailhead's current hours of operation are 7:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Hours change seasonally and may not reflect the hours of Toyon Grill. We are closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving day.

Before you set off on your adventure, visit Toyon Grill by Bluewater on the second floor of the Trailhead for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and event space!  See below for more details.

Toyon Grill and Event Space offers sweeping views of Avalon Harbor, the Green Pier and Avalon Casino. Consistent with the Conservancy's commitment to sustainability, Toyon Grill offers fresh local ingredients. Along with breakfast, lunch and dinner, Toyon Grill features specialty coffees, small-batch craft beers, cocktails and California wines. A unique and beautiful venue for special occasions, Toyon Grill is available for weddings, receptions, as well as business meetings, and local and visitor events and celebrations. To plan your next event contact Toyon Grill today!

708 Crescent Ave., Avalon 90704 | Phone: (310) 510-2595 | 320 Golden Shore, Suite 220, Long Beach, CA 90802 | Phone: (562) 437-8555
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