Two Harbors Catalina

 Exploring Two Harbors

On the west side of Catalina island is Two Harbors, also known as “Catalina’s Quieter Side”. Two Harbors is a beautiful oasis and nature lover’s paradise that offers a vast area of hiking trails, secluded campgrounds, and an array of recreational activities.

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Overlooking Two Harbors pier and Isthmus Cove

Two Harbor Campground

The campground starts by walking up a narrow trail along Isthmus Cove, amongst palm trees and yellow wildflowers.

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Heading up the trail to the campground

Views

Look back at the trail behind you to see more of Isthmus Cove and the Two Harbors Pier.

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Arriving at the Campground

Less than a mile up this trail leads to the final arrival of the beautiful and secluded campground overlooking the pacific ocean. Perfect for outdoor enthusiast in need of a quiet retreat away from city life.

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Campground Cabins

The campground offers the cutest little cabins to stay in. There are also areas of traditional tent camping as well. For more information on campground reservation or rates see this link here: Two Harbors Campground

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Views from the campground trail

Two Harbors Beach

Two Harbors also features a beautiful calm beach next to the pier where you can do fun things like launching a kayak to explore the Catalina coastline.

img_9906Kayaks can be rented out of the Two Harbors Dive & Recreation Center. To learn more about renting kayaks see the link here: Kayaking Two Harbors

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Hiking the West End

On the west end of Two Harbors is a hiking trail that leads to Fourth of July Cove.

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Exploring Catalina Harbor

Another area to explore is Catalina Harbor. Located more inland, on the opposite side of the Two Harbors pier.

Trail leading to Catalina Harbor
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The dock at Catalina Harbor

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Abundance of Butterflies

One of my favorite aspects of this island was the abundant presence of butterflies. Such a joy to see so much beauty all around.

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All in all, I highly recommend Two Harbors Catalina for hiking enthusiasts in need of a new adventure to explore. The next time I am here I plan to get more out of it by camping for the weekend and bringing my Isle SUP paddleboard to explore the coastline. Stay tuned!

 

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