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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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Nice state park. Lots of hiking opportunities. Also good picnic spots.

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park on the northeast side of town has smooth roads, lots f trails, nice facilities. What sets it apart is the Romero Ruins trail. This gem is less than a mile and leads up a small hill (small for this part of the country) to the ruins of a Hohokam village. The foundations and general outlines are visible. The... More 

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped here for the second time. The first time was in October and had too many ants to enjoy with the grandkids. This time though we stayed in December and had a wonderful time. There was plenty of space for the grandkids to play and we even found quite a few Devil's Claws/Cat's Claws. These are seed pods of... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy hike and quite enjoyable. Trails are not marked very well. Take a compass! A bit more crowded than expected.

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Sterling, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marveled at the pot shards from the Hohokam Village we saw along the Romero Ruin Interpretative Trail. Enjoyed a walk around the Canyon Loop Trail.

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Goldendale, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun hike for the entire family!! 4 year old made the loop. Was a bit tired at the end. But trooped right through. Was ready for a nap when we were done. 😊😴

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