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Catalina State Park

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Address: 11570 Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ
Phone Number: 520-628-5798
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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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Surprise vista along every bend on the trails.

I just returned from a week's stay in the Tucson area.....and of course, hiking in the beautiful Catalina Mountain was a must do....as a matter of fact, we were able to start 5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
SwanLakeDr
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Moline, Illinois

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hike, nice views, moderate to strenuous exercise. Great place to hike have lunch or snack and hike back. Looking forward to going back to hike other trails.

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Moline, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just returned from a week's stay in the Tucson area.....and of course, hiking in the beautiful Catalina Mountain was a must do....as a matter of fact, we were able to start 5 of our mornings with a 60-90 minute hike. With a variety of trails to traverse, it was just what we all needed before starting other adventures. Trails... More 

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Osage Beach, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A really nice park. We went for Photo opportunities, which are excellent. All kinds of hiking trails. Also lots of picnic areas. If you have an RV, they have the spaces. Take Oracle Road to the North about five miles North of Ina Street.

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are in southern arizona go and visit the catalina state park, great views, saguaro nature, and visit with a better weather not in summer

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Danville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I recently took a hike at Catalina State Park. We are not "avid" hikers, but enjoyed an easy one around the Bridle Trail (a little over a mile) , which was thoroughly enjoyable. We went through different landscapes and crossed the riverbed (which had water!) several times. We met many other people walking the path who were... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice relaxing atmosphere and good camping in the state park. Shopping just across the street and quiet at night despite being so close to Tucson. Unfortunately I travel with a dog and most of the hikes are off limit for pets.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At least 6 camping trips over the past two years! We love this state park located on the north side of Tucson. The camping areas are now full electric/water with dump stations available. I've not seen cleaner restrooms anywhere else and the volunteers are friendly and helpful. This is a popular spot and the excellent AZ State Park online reservation... More 

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Incline Village
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great Campground. Volunteers are amazing! I have never seen cleaner bathrooms. We really enjoyed the volunteer run informative walks/talks. They far exceeded our expectations!

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NW PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice park, clean bathrooms and sites are well maintained, the hot water could stand to be a little warmer! Great location and fabulous views, good shopping and eats close by!

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Big Canoe, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great way to explore the desert with fabulous scenery. Also great horse trails. This is just the place to walk your dog.

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