Catalina State Park
Located in: Oro Valley District
628-5798, off AZ Hwy. 77 (Oracle Rd.) just north of Tucson. Daily fee $6/car, 5 a.m.–10 p.m. Visitor center 7 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Camping $15–$20. Allow 2–4 hours.Stop at Ranger station before entering the park to pick up field information on the plants and animals living here. Excellent trail system. Romero Trail follows a wash and running creek—usually a good site for viewing an assortment of plants.
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Walk the trails, visit the Homestead, Birdwatch and more
This is one of the "best kept secrets" near Tucson. The State Park is located on the eastern edge of the village of Catalina about 25 miles north east of Tucson. On weekends fall thru spring, there...
great way to start your day
i absolutely love hiking here. i do the canyon loop because the romero loop is a bit too steep for me.The canyon loop offers everything one might want on a hike, its about 2.3 miles long so i do it...
Beautiful scenery, clean facility
The walking trails are not developed, they are rocks and uneven. Not handicap accessible trails. There is handicap accessible picnic area and outhouses. They have concerts on some Saturday nights.