The 37.2 mile Trans-Catalina Trail traverses the entire length of Santa Catalina Island. This discussion forum provides a place for questions about the TCT, sharing tips and experiences and connecting with other TCT hikers.
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Santa Catalina is a beautiful island located only 27 miles off the coast of southern California. Though Catalina is a short 90 minute boat ride away, it feels like another world. There are two small, quaint towns on the island — Avalon and Two Harbors — and the remainder of the island is primarily wilderness […]
On our first thru-hike of the Trans-Catalina Trail back in the spring of 2010, we carried our gear. That trip was one of our shake-down trips to prepare for the John Muir Trail, so we carried everything–tent, stove, fuel, food, sleeping bags–basically everything we would be carrying on the JMT. In October 2018, we thru-hiked […]
Los Angeles’ best kept secret? The AWESOME hiking trails that abound in every direction. We have hiked the best LA hiking trails to create this ultimate reference. You’ll find everything from a hike to a secret Nazi hideaway, the tallest peak in LA County, waterfall hikes, and dog-friendly trails. Choose your adventure and get on the […]
At 5,689 feet, Santiago Peak — often referred to locally as Saddleback Mountain — is the tallest peak in Orange County. And one of the best routes up to the summit is the Holy Jim Trail. This strenuous, 15 mile out-and-back hike climbs over 4,000 feet through beautiful mountain terrain not usually associated with Orange County. From the summit, you […]
Technically speaking, there is no trail or ridge officially named The Roller Coaster, but if there was, this would be it. This is a great double-track trail with hills that will get your heart pumping. I like to hike this after work most Wednesdays, and enjoy the ocean breezes, the sweeping coastal and mountain views […]
Joan and I sat down and did some serious working on our training plans for the John Muir Trail. On a typical week we will log at least 25 miles, with a minimum of two, hilly mid-week conditioning hikes and one long weekend hike. We’ll be adding in training at higher elevation, primarily on local […]
QUICK LINKS: Dog-friendly hikes, easy, moderate and strenuous hikes, peak-bagging hikes, coastal hikes and waterfall hikes. Use the tag cloud at the bottom of the site for more ways to find trails. Do you know of a trail I should add to this list? Tell me where to go! I’ll hike it and write it up.