Katy Wimberly

    Great First Backpacking(ish) Trip

    The beach is beautiful night and day! We stayed two nights and it was a perfect introduction to backpacking! We hiked in on the West End Road trail from Two Harbors and out on the Trans-Catalina Trail. The hike in was great - ocean breeze, beautiful views and not too difficult. The hike out was much more challenging and hot, but the views were amazing! It was really an accomplishment after! Though, I will say, while it was a hard hike out, I'd rather hike that portion out than in because I prefer hiking up steep grades than down.... But that's probably just personal preference. :)

    Easy And Fun But Often Crowded

    There are so many great path options here! We go back often and never get bored. We even frequently see deer on and around the trails. It's good for hiking and even trail running, though I'm pretty novice at trail running so it's a challenging task for me. Though, very worth it!