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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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Wha a Gem!

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... read more

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Holli R
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

had never been here before, but found the park in great shape. The rails are good, but not for the faint of heart if you are headed up Romero canyon. You will need lots of water and great hiking boots as the trail is steep and rocky. a walking stick will come in handy as well

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saguaro was beautiful of course, but hiking the loop trail at sunset in Catalina was breathtaking and the prettiest place I saw on my trip to Tucson. If you're only driving through the park, it doesn't offer much. But as soon as you get on the trails, it's incredible. It wasn't too crowded on a Saturday, but camping was full.... More 

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Homer Glen, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not an easy trail. If you are not in shape, don't attempt it. It was well worth the hike to make it to the pools. Beautiful. We wore our suits underneath our hiking clothes so we could swim when we arrived at the pools. Loved it!

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Thank peggy092158
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the lower pools and rather than just stop there, we decided to follow the stream up until we came to the end. We took our time and saw so many fantastic things. A hummingbird was building a nest and every time we turned around, we were startling frogs and lizards as they blended into the rocks. It's... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walking trails that were easy to follow through natural landscape. We saw lots of different kinds of cactus blooming and lizards. Thankfully no snakes but there were signs informing to be aware. Very enjoyable and healthy too.

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Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park offers a variety of hiking trails that are different lengths and difficulty. Information about the wildlife is offered periodically on signs along the trails.

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Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice out-of-the-way park that includes wonderful saguaro forests and other desert foliage. Great for hiking or horseback riding (we did both). Good facilities. Bring plenty of water.

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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park offers a variety of hiking options including short, level and easily accessible trails. There are more intense trails that offer a unique opportunity to see the many varieties of desert vegetation. If you're lucky and hike earlier in the morning, you may have a close encounter with some of the desert animals as well. There are picnic tables... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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237 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Catalina State Park has a lot of bird species to see. Entrance fee is $7.00 per vehicle (maximum of four people). The park ranger was helpful. The trails are easy to follow and are usually in loops so no chance of getting lost. The rest rooms at the Equestrian Trail and Trail Head do not have proper flushing toilets just... More 

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