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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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Stunning park!

This is a stunningly beautiful place to take a hike. Lots of great trails with all different paths for different skill levels. Beautiful and peaceful place in the Catalina... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a stunningly beautiful place to take a hike. Lots of great trails with all different paths for different skill levels. Beautiful and peaceful place in the Catalina Mountains! Loved It!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awe inspiring Saguaro Cactus! My family and I have hiked here for years. I don't feel like I'm back in Tucson until I hike at Catalina State Park. I am here for the month of March and I often go to the Park at sunrise and sunset. This year, in particular, the wild flowers are putting on a show with... More 

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Thank Rainhiker
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the many trails in this park will never get old for me. I continue to see the changing seasons and never get tired with the scenery. Breathtaking views, lots of streams and water. Hiking for the beginners and the advanced. Elevations from dessert to pines. This is a great place to explore for a lifetime. Ancient ruins and old... More 

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Smithtown, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went there for bird watching and found a wonderful trail to follow. The Park is a very scenic place. Twice a month they have free concerts on Saturday afternoons

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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201 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful state parks if one really wants to see the natural flora of the Sonoran desert. So many beautiful and well maintained paths. When we went the poppies were blooming and water was running in creek beds. Seven bucks admission but well worth it.

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Prescott, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Catalina State Park is by far one of the best camping sites in Arizona. My wife and I go down there every year from northern AZ and spend two weeks. Hook ups are available for elect and water. Dump sites are close by. I don't think I have ever seen cleaner bathrooms and showers anywhere! The hiking, programs available, sunsets,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful State Park. Several hiking trails from easy to strenuous. Numerous different types of desert vegetation. Romero Canyon trail takes you to the pools. Spring is a wonderful time to visit. Vegetation is in bloom and the weather is comfortable. Summers are very hot. Heat doesn't bother me personally. However, most people it does. The cost is $7 per vehicle.... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this park while searching the web for bird walks in Tucson. Guided bird walks and nature hikes are conducted frequently so please check their web site. Parking was available after paying the reasonable $7 fee. The park, located in the mountains was beautiful with well marked easy to navigate trails with ample bathrooms and benches for resting. RV/Camping... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a flat hike or one that will be strenuous this is a place to go. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen or a Panama Hat because you'll need it. Gets crowded early, $7 entry fee not bad. Worth the 3 hours I spent there

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can spend a morning or an entire day at Catalina State Park, this is a treasure of the Southwest. The trails and hikes can be as short and easy or as long and difficult as you can handle. The trails are clearly marked, but the map that you get with admission is not in the least bit helpful beyond... More 

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