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New 37-Mile Hiking Trail to Open on Catalina Island
Trail Map | Provided by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Starting Saturday, outdoors fans of Catalina Island, just 22 miles off the coast of San Pedro and Long Beach, will have a new trail check out.
"Native Americans, explorers, and trappers have all blazed trails on Catalina. A network of horse trails from the time of cattle and sheep ranching on the Island exist as well," describes the Catalina Island Conservancy about the island's history. "Many of these 'original' trails were undoubtedly converted to the Island’s modern road and trail system."
And now, one of those early routes is the new 37-mile Trans Catalina Trail that goes as high as 1,752 feet in elevation (the lowest point is 10 ft.) and includes a mixture of Class I, II and III spots* throughout. To hike, you need a permit from the Conservancy, who requires it just so they know when people are in the interior in case of emergencies and the such.
Previously: Day Tripping: A Quick Jaunt to Catalina Island
*Hiking Classes are as follows, according to the Conservancy:
Class I - Relatively flat, easy.
Class II - Some Climbs, moderate.
Class III - Some rough terrain, may be steep, difficult
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