Trans-Catalina Trail Expedition


$1099 for REI Members

$1199 for non-members


  • Fitness level 4 Vigorous
  • Minimum age 16
  • Group size 12 people

Known for its sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean, rugged terrain and endemic species, Catalina Island is the perfect destination for an epic journey. Join us on a fully supported Trans Catalina Trail Expedition where we'll cover 38.5 miles in 4 days beginning in Avalon, winding through the interior of the island, then finishing at Two Harbors. Along the way, we'll keep our eyes out for bison, fox, bald eagles, and the plentiful marine life in the surrounding waters. Spend 3 nights camping along the trail near pristine beaches, enjoying hard-earned fully-catered meals along the way. Carry only a day pack on this trek, as your personal camping gear will be transported to your end destination each night. End your journey with a BBQ lunch and drinks at Harbor Sands before being shuttled back to Avalon by boat or bus. From there catch the Catalina Express back to Long Beach, the round-trip ferry ride is included. This is an epic bucket list adventure you won't want to miss!

  • Includes Roundtrip transportation on the Catalina Express from Long Beach to Avalon
  • Camping fees for 3 nights - Black Jack, Two Harbors, Parsons Landing
  • Gear haul services between each campground
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and water for all 4 days (final day is breakfast and lunch only)
  • Transportation from Two Harbors to Avalon on the final day
  • Hiking guides and support vehicles
  • Beach Celebration on the final afternoon
  • TCT Trail Patch for completion of the trail.

What to bring with you


This trip has a different cancellation policy than REI day outings. To receive a refund you must cancel your registration 14 days or more before the trip start time. No refunds or cancellations are possible within 14 days. We highly recommend you purchase trip insurance, link below.

Map image of Avalon, Catalina Island via Catalina Express

More directions and information

Meeting location: Catalina Landing at Catalina Express, 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802. Your round-trip boat ticket reservation number will be provided by email the week of the course. Please collect your ticket from the reservation counter and get in line to board. Please be ready to board 30 minutes before departure. Boat trips are approximately one hour. Daily parking fee at Catalina Landing of $17 not included.