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Catalina State Park, Tucson

(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Expanding across the slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Catalina State Park teems with trails that move through the dry desert and thick green brush. An equestrian center offers tours on horseback. You also can backpack and hike along well-maintained trails that are simple to follow. Temperatures are hot in the day and cool at night, so be sure to bring plenty of water and wear layers to adjust to changing temperatures in the 2,225 ha (5,500 acre) park. Arrange to visit Catalina State Park and other attractions in Tucson using our Tucson trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • 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 trai...  more »
  • A beautiful area that serves as the trailhead to many hikes, both challenging and not so much. Water in the winter.  more »
  • This state Park has trails for everyone to experience desert life in these beautiful mountains. Plenty of wildflowers in the spring, pools that fill and flow after rain. Equestrian trails, RV & campin...  more »
Google
  • Such a beautiful place. Bring plenty of water, and make sure you stay on the trail. The Romero Pools is such a beautiful place. I will definitely be back.
  • Great place to go hiking and see the Catalina mountains. Dog friendly park. Entrance fee of $7 on weekends. There's also a camping/RV hook up area. Also saw a wedding take place.
  • Looks like an incredibly beautiful place. I just stopped by when I had 20 minutes to burn and got some hiking in.
  • never had a bad time when i hit one of catalinas trails. make sure you know where you are going and tell someone about it. an extra water or two will help keep you safe
  • My husband and I took a quick hike at Catalina State Park. It was awesome and very peaceful. The panorama is really beautiful.