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Catalina State Park

11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737-9589
+1 520-628-5798
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Hikes for everyone's level and great birding too!

This beautiful park has easy hiking loops as well as more difficult hikes. There is a 1 mile... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JoAnn V
The Great Outdoors

While we just did a little hike here the views were great. Next time in Tucson will spend more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sedona, Arizona
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Catalina State Park sits at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. The park is a haven for desert plants and wildlife and nearly 5,000 saguaros. The 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons and streams invites camping, picnicking and bird watching — more than 150 species of birds call the park home. The park provides miles of equestrian, birding, hiking, and biking trails which wind through the park and into the Coronado National Forest at elevations near 3,000 feet. The park is located within minutes of the Tucson metropolitan area. This scenic desert park also offers equestrian trails and an equestrian center provides a staging area for trail riders with plenty of trailer parking. Bring along your curiosity and your sense of adventure as you take in the beautiful mountain backdrop, desert wildflowers, cacti and wildlife.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737-9589
+1 520-628-5798

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful park has easy hiking loops as well as more difficult hikes. There is a 1 mile birding trail that is easy for younger kids. Horses often intersect on trails and everyone is polite. The views are awesome so take your camera. Fee charged...More

Thank JoAnn V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we just did a little hike here the views were great. Next time in Tucson will spend more time, perhaps summit the mountain... Life Is Good

Thank tomshoe2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The scenic loop drive is well worth the trip over to the East side of Tucson. Scenic vistas, large saguaro and great hikes.

Thank JaxCA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my hike with family and friends. The pools were beautiful and a great place to have a picnic and soak your feet. It takes effort to reach the pools but the trail is good. It's best to go in the spring before...More

Thank 289nancy12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a break from biking "The Loop" to hike the canyon loop trail. This 2.3 mile trail is for the casual hiker. It's wide with a mostly even surface of sand. There is an upper section with lots of sun and a lower section...More

Thank AmosRedux
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park is best known for its hiking trails, and there is one for almost every level. The bird walk is my favorite. Spring is a great time to visit, especially if the area is awash in wildflowers. The views of the mountains can be...More

Thank TucsonTeeter
Reviewed 8 November 2017

By far our favorite Tucson hike (Sutherland Trail). Just gorgeous. Not strenuous at all. The views are magnificent.

Thank seg94
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a place to get away from it all in Tucson, this state park will quickly become your new favorite camping destination! The views of the sunrises over the mountains were majestic. The campground was quiet and well-maintained. Nice bathrooms and showers,...More

Thank JMMann77
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a nice place to camp with great views of the mountains. The sunsets can be awesome. The one problem we had was on the picnic tables, there were lots of black widow spiders in the table tubes. I was sitting on the table...More

Thank Erwin G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I love visiting Catalina State park. Its beautiful after the rain. The only reason that I do not visit more often is cost. Make sure to bring lots of drinking water on your hike. Beautiful city views of Oro Valley

Thank Danimal520
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1 December 2017|
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Response from k3nme2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we have Verizon and had no trouble with service. I do not recall WiFi being offered.
Joy K
19 November 2017|
Response from AmosRedux | Reviewed this property |
Their website says nothing about senior pass. Contact the park directly for a definitive answer.
8 February 2017|
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Response from maggiez99z | Reviewed this property |
No restaurant in the Park, except for a small shop which provides a few hiking essentials (snacks, water, maps etc.) There is also a small shop at the front gate. There are several nice restaurant options, across the street... More