Hiked this loop on my first trip to Catalina Island. Only came across 5-10 people on the trail. The first half is a good moderate climb, second half is easy downhill.
Took the shuttle/bus to the TH, then walked back into town for the extra 2 miles.
average hiking speed 2.33 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.