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Catalina State Park

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Address: 11570 Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ
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This beautiful park north of Tucson is great for hiking, picnicking and...

This beautiful park north of Tucson is great for hiking, picnicking and other outdoors activities.

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Great to hike but

It's $7 per car to get in. If it's been raining the stream becomes a river and you cannot get past to the living trails. Some are 2.5 miles and others are 7 or 9 miles. Views are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Atlanta USA
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539 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's $7 per car to get in. If it's been raining the stream becomes a river and you cannot get past to the living trails. Some are 2.5 miles and others are 7 or 9 miles. Views are great too - they should put hand sanitizer in the bathrooms!

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Appleby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first visit and the staff were friendly and helpful. We decided to do only a couple of short trails using the helpful leaflet and map we had been given. The trails were well marked and on the day we were there, there was plenty of good parking. The scenery is spectacular – mountains and desert and there... More 

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent three mornings hiking trails and birdwatching in this marvelous state park. The views are breathtaking everywhere you look and the shifting light continually alters the mountain ranges' colors. Trails are perfect for easy walking, though could have been more reassuring if better marked. A few more arrow signs and markers could relieve some hiker anxiety. Otherwise a privilege... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place to hike with beautiful mountains and varied vegetation Take the tram up Sabino, walk on paved roads, or hike on rugged trails.

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Leduc, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great trails, well maintained natural environment. Met friendly people along the trails. Good place to view all flora the Senora has to offer.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice park to visit if you want to hike. Some are easy or modest and not too long. Admission was $7. We spent about an hour but you could spend the day. Easy to find and navigate.

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Midland, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently hiked the 50 year trail. We have hiked most of the trails in the park. My personal favorite is Romero Pools. I also like the hike to Alamo Canyon. This is a shorter hike, again to a pool with ruining water. I like it because it is not on the trail map, so it is not as heavily... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The plan was for a hike, but mother nature dumped snow on Tucson's mountains, so a change of plans for a snow day! As we are from California, we have the same situations: rain in the valley often means snow on the mountains, so we were prepared with our winter wear. First piece of advise: get up in the morning!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best hikes I've done in Arizona. The Romero pools are a great destination point for intermediate hikers. We calculated it about 7 miles round trip but note the park map shows it at 5.6. We would not recommend the trail for little ones but the vertical conditions start about 1/2 mile in so you can gauge for... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Romero Canyon trail up to the pools. It started with a chilly walk through the river and an easy hike. It soon became more challenging and was a good hike up to the pools. The were great views of the rivers along the way. At the pools we found some small water falls. It would have been... More 

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