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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Hike to Romero Pools
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...
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 the casual hiker. It's wide with a mostly even surface of sand. There is an upper section with lots of...
Something for everyone
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...