A 32 mile trail spanning the length of Catalina Island, the Trans Catalina Trail feels like equal parts Jurassic Park and heaven. Winding to either side of the island, the trek has you in different atmospheres along the way. With multiple campgrounds on the island, you can reserve in advance and find great sites deep in the trees or right on the beach. Permits for this trail are required, and must be purchased online.

Read more about my hike on Catalina Island in Backpacking on the Trans Catalina Trail!