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 Wildlands Express is a convenient and inexpensive way to get to and from the world famous Airport in the Sky and see Catalina's wildlands. If you're lucky, you may spot a Catalina Island fox, bald eagle high in the sky, or bison roaming the hills. Shuttle leaves from the Conservancy's Trailhead visitor center in Avalon at 708 Crescent Avenue. 
Reservations are required, call (310) 510-0143.

FARES to Airport  from Trailhead, Avalon                                          Fares to Little Harbor from Trailhead, Avalon

$34 Round Trip / $17 One Way (adults)                                                 
$68 Round Trip / $34 One Way (adults)        
$28 Round Trip / $14 One Way (children ages 5-11)                             
$56 Round Trip / $28 One Way (children ages 5-11)
(children under 5 ride free)
Bicycles $5 each (helmets and permits required)

Purchase Tickets Here.


Trailhead, Avalon to 
Airport in the Sky

Airport in the Sky to Trailhead,

7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. (Continues to Little Harbor) 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. (Continues to Little Harbor) 5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.  April 16 - October 14 7:00 p.m. April 16 - October 14

Airport in the Sky to
Little Harbor

Little Harbor to 
Airport in the Sky

10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. April 16 - October 14 5:00 p.m. April 16 - October 14
The Wildlands Express runs daily, all year, except where noted.


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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