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“Scenic desert environment” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park
Ranked #9 of 278 things to do in Tucson
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Owner description: This beautiful park north of Tucson is great for hiking, picnicking and other outdoors activities.
Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Scenic desert environment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

My husband loved hiking the trails here. The views are unsurpassed for mountain lovers such as we. Please visit this often and enjoy the peace and quiet with awesome scenery!

Visited April 2011
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Edmonds, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

I went on a guided bird walk. They have them regularly. It was well attended and very informative. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful

Visited March 2012
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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“Nice walk in the desert.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

iCatalina State Park has hikes for the novice to the experienced. Trails are well marked and the scenery is great. Whether you want a full day, or a couple of hours, this is well worth your visit.

Visited March 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Great Place to Explore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

We stopped at the Catalina State Park for a late afternoon picnic lunch on our way home from BioSphere 2. What a great decision! We had a beautiful view of the mountains in the picnic area and took a nice little hike around some of the more scenic trails.

Our only complaint was that, while the trail-heads were marked fairly well, trails that split off weren't well signed. We found ourselves a little turned around - although never in danger. Better maps and planning on our part would definitely be required for any serious hiking.

Visited February 2012
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“Pick Your Pleasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Catalina State Park sits right in the FACE of the Catalinas with expansive views. There are hikes for all levels; so you can challenge yourself or just stroll; either way the vistas are spectacular. We went in the early spring for the wildflowers and found a quiet little wash full of poppies - just made you want to lie down and stare at the clouds. It's also and equestrian area, so you may encounter some horse friends along the way. The Park is a beautiful Tucson gem!

Visited March 2012
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