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Catalina State Park

11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737-9589
+1 520-628-5798
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Hike to Romero Pools

I thoroughly enjoyed my hike with family and friends. The pools were beautiful and a great place to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
289nancy12
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Tucson, Arizona
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Hiking instead of biking

We took a break from biking "The Loop" to hike the canyon loop trail. This 2.3 mile trail is for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AmosRedux
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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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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“dump station” (8 reviews)
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11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737-9589
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+1 520-628-5798

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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Thank seg94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We love riding our horses here. They have a great equestrian area to start out from. We liked it so much we now have an annual pass! Would recommend for hiking, mountain bike riding and camping (tent or RV welcome)

Thank Jerkpugslie
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a very good place to go hiking, to have a group get together with friends, family, to enjoy food a fire to sit by and enjoy the evening.

Thank _jraysr48
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Experience the real desert hill, with no frills. All kinds of trails, plus educational workshops on weekends. Healthy family experience, rugged and natural. Great lace to experience the Sonoran desert.

Thank Sam B
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Joy K
19 November 2017|
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Response from AmosRedux | Reviewed this property |
Their website says nothing about senior pass. Contact the park directly for a definitive answer.
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cbrockett38
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
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Brian S
6 October 2016|
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Response from HunterFromJersey | Reviewed this property |
Not at all! When you're on the trails it seems like you're in the middle of nowhere. The Catalina Mountains dominate the views.
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