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The Best Camping in Avalon

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Top camping spots in and near Avalon

  • Avalon, California

    Trans-Catalina Trail

    5.0
    37.67 mi / 8189 ft gain
    This adventure is a great way to see the entire island of Santa Catalina. Catalina Island is situated less than 30 miles off the coast of Southern California, and can be reached by ferry from Dana Point, San Pedro, or Long Beach. Catalina Express in the company that operates the ferry. This adve...
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  • Avalon, California

    Trans-Catalina Trail to Hermit Gulch Campground

    8.22 mi / 2031 ft gain
    Trans-Catalina Trail to Hermit Gulch Campground is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Avalon, California.
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  • Avalon, California

    Trans-Catalina Trail: Avalon to Black Jack Camp

    14.02 mi / 3415 ft gain
    Trans-Catalina Trail: Avalon to Black Jack Camp is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Avalon, California.
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  • Avalon, California

    Camp at Hermit Gulch on Catalina Island

    3.9 mi / 1206 ft gain
    The Avalon port in Catalina is most easily accessed through the Catalina Express leaving from Dana Point, Newport Beach or Long Beach. The Hermit Gulch campsite is only a 20 min walk from the boat and is well run with restrooms, showers... etc. They also sell anything you might have forgotten for...
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  • Avalon, California

    Trans Catalina Trail: Hermit Gulch to Two Harbors

    22.65 mi / 4613 ft gain
    Trans Catalina Trail: Hermit Gulch to Two Harbors is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Avalon, California.
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  • Los Angeles County, California

    Bikepack Catalina Island

    5.0
    43.5 mi / 5700 ft gain
    This is a great introductory overnight bikepacking adventure. With restaurants, water, and stores at each end of the ride, your packing list is minimal. Head out on Saturday morning and make it back in time for dinner on Sunday evening. Packing List Your Bike – I did this ride on my drop bar grav...
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  • Avalon, California

    Little Harbor and Shark Harbor Trail

    5.5 mi / 1421 ft gain
    Little Harbor and Shark Harbor Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Avalon, California.
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  • Avalon, California

    Camp at Catalina's Two Harbors

    4.8
    An island camping escape is a mere 50 minute boat ride away from the southern California coast. If you're feeling generous with your funds, you can also opt for a helicopter ride, leaving out of Long Beach and 15 minutes later landing in Catalina Island.Two Harbors campground is unique with the a...
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  • Avalon, California

    Santa Catalina Island: Isthmus Cove to Parsons Landing

    15.08 mi / 2329 ft gain
    Santa Catalina Island: Isthmus Cove to Parsons Landing is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Two Harbors, California.
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  • Avalon, California

    Trans Catalina Trail: Two Harbors to Avalon

    37.55 mi / 7205 ft gain
    Trans Catalina Trail: Two Harbors to Avalon is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Two Harbors, California.
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  • Avalon, California

    Visit Two Harbors, Catalina Island

    5.0
    Just 30 miles from the commotion and congestion of Los Angeles, is a small island village that time seems to have left behind. You won't find the usual traffic, development, and big crowds here.  You won't find movie theaters, concert venues, hotels, nightclubs, or sporting events either. At Cata...
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  • Avalon, California

    Camp at Parsons Landing

    5.0
    7 mi / 0 ft gain
    The distance can vary depending on where you start. It is a 2.5 mile hike from Emerald Bay or 7 mile hike from Two Harbors or you can kayak in. There are 8 primitive campsites (6 people/ site) which means there is no running water, no supplies...you must pack in everything. The campsites are spre...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Hike-in Primitive Camping at Crystal Cove SP

    3.5
    Located off of Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach is Crystal Cove State Park. There are three primitive sites located in Crystal Cove: Deer Canyon, Upper Moro, and Lower Moro.The site I stayed at was Lower Moro campground. All three of these sites require the backpacker to hike everything in a...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    El Moro Canyon to Moro Ridge Loop

    8.09 mi / 1050 ft gain
    El Moro Canyon to Moro Ridge Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Laguna Beach, California.
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Crystal Cove Perimeter Loop

    9.51 mi / 1194 ft gain
    Crystal Cove Perimeter Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Laguna Beach, California.
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Deer Canyon and El Moro Canyon Loop

    8.43 mi / 1161 ft gain
    Deer Canyon and El Moro Canyon Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Laguna Beach, California.
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