trans catalina thru hike trip report

Backpacking the Trans Catalina Trail

As far as mile per view goes, backpacking the Trans Catalina trail is hard to beat for the amount of effort and miles you need to put in for the grand, sweeping ridge views! While low mileage and a non technical trail, don't let the mile markers fool you into thinking this is a simple backpacking trip along a fire road. You'll climb up to the ridge, down to the ocean, and back up to the ridge, pretty much every single day!

Easy, yet excellent backpacking trip for the winter season as the mileage between campsites is low enough to accomplish in limited winter daylight hours.

Great trip for a gear shakeout if you're testing out new gear or simply looking to see what items you can go without.

Great intro to backpacking as there’s a lot of trail support or for experienced backpackers who want a low stress, minimal planning trip.

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