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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I loved hiking at the Catalina State Park. A short drive from downtown Tuscon. You will be surrounded by mountains and cacti and even water. The views are beautiful and so peaceful. I highly...
Beautiful park; wonderful hiking!
Catalina Park is a wonderful choice for a hike. The views are beautiful and the cactus are fascinating. We also saw mule deer which were well camouflaged, and many types of birds. Definitely go if...
A top rated state park!
Lots of hiking in this beautiful state park back dropped by the Santa Catalina Mountains! Lots of hiking and history in the park. You are also right on the edge of Tucson so every amenity is close by!