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Catalina State Park

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Address: 11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737-9589
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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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Night Sky Viewing

This park is far enough away from the lights of Tucson to provide a great place to view the night sky. Breathtaking. Walking or hiking is great here, too.

Reviewed 2 days ago
triniteacher
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Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park is far enough away from the lights of Tucson to provide a great place to view the night sky. Breathtaking. Walking or hiking is great here, too.

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been there several times. Various trails from easy to difficult. The trail to Romero Pools is a little long, but worth it!

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Thank Jack H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful, highly recommend. We went to celebrate Easter and its so quite and peaceful. Very serene and some historical areas too, easy hiking trail.

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Thank Jeanette h
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views and a good place to hike. Trails for different skill levels. Take a short walk or a longer hike, its up to you.

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Thank Karen F
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many levels of hikes to do at this park. If you plan on camping, make sure you have a reservation. Also, we have seen a lot of snakes on the trails, so if you bring dogs, just beware!!

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Thank Sue S
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was quite warm so we only did the Canyon Loop Trail. Appreciated the advice of the park employee who suggested doing the trail counter clockwise (taking the steps down rather than up) and he also gave us a tip on a nest with two babies in it. Great morning!

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Thank 2manygr8places
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a beautiful Spring morning and I decided to spend it with my daughter and her dog on the Canyon Loop Trail in Catalina State Park in Tucson. The 2.3 mile long trail starts off pretty steep, but don't let that deter you; the rest of the trail is pretty flat. The weather was with us, with temps in... More 

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Thank Joe P
Lincoln, Ne, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to hike. Morning would be best. We were there in the afternoon and it was quite warm. thankful for the nice breeze. You can choose hike from easy to hard. Wild life, plant life and the ruins all in one park.

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Thank Janelle H
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love to hike or just stroll, this is the park for you. The trails start from very easy to more difficult. Just being close to beautiful mountains and colorful plants and trees is amazing. In the spring season there are creeks with running water and waterfalls. Don't pass this park by. It is a close up and personal... More 

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Thank Rebecca B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved walking by the wash here, felt like we found a river! Lots of trails to explore of various skill levels. We will definitely come back when we return to AZ next fall, this will become a regular hiking place, it's so beautiful!

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