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Catalina State Park

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Address: 11570 Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ
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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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Good hiking and nice views.

We were surprised at how good this park is. It had great hikes and interesting ruins and petroglyphs to view. If you buy a Tucson passport, you can get a discount for entry.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Eagan, Mn

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Eagan, Mn
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised at how good this park is. It had great hikes and interesting ruins and petroglyphs to view. If you buy a Tucson passport, you can get a discount for entry.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Your choice of hiking trails here many; from easy to difficult; short to lengthy! Well maintained, well marked trails and abundant scenery. Make sure you PLENTY OF WATER! Clean restrooms, plenty of parking. Well worth the trip.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park with tons of hiking trails. We loved it. After a long hike we stopped at one of the many picnic tables and had our lunch while enjoying beautiful mountain and cacti views. Lovely! Also saw some coyotes here.

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chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our Christmas day hike at Catalina State Park and saw about a dozen bird varieties, beautiful desert plants and a stunning landscape with the Santa Catalina mountains dusted with snow. There is a nice picnic area near the parking lot and flat or hilly hiking for as short or long a walk as you like. The park entrance... More 

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Linden, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make your reservations early for this well-kept state park. Generous sites with a terrific view of the Catalina Mountains. Plenty of hiking and biking trails. Quite a ways from Tuscon center.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hike, easy ones along with others more strenuous. Beautiful scenery, not recommending during summer months to hike. Concerts held during the summer weekly.

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CHICAGO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure to take your camera! Beautiful, clean, and lots of fun trails to expolore. Make sure you know that there is often water in the washes due to run-off from the mountain. You should plan to wear hiking sandals, or shoes that you don't mind if they get wet. Really refreshing to be able to play in water. Besides... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong here. There are trails for every level and benches galore to sit and look at the beautiful views. Birding is huge here as there is a small easy one mile loop for that. There's a beautiful stream\small river that runs through the property with a beach to sit on. Bring your dogs on a leash and... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was so much fun. We did the 3 mile loop with an off shoot to the pools. It was so fun and the saguaro was amazing. Saw so many groves of them and different sizes. The views were great. Take some hiking shoes and water. You have to cross the streams several times so hiking poles would help you

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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Within 5 minutes of Oro Valley, Rancho Vistoro is an incredible attraction where you can easily spend the entire morning or afternoon or BOTH. Catalina State Park We spent almost 3 hours hiking the multiple trails. We had to cross a small stream - cool and a reminder of summer. Then to the pools to sit and relax. One side... More 

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