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Catalina State Park

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Address: 11570 Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ
Phone Number: 520-628-5798
Description: 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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Get up EARLY and enjoy a beautiful walk

Take the right hand trail ( not the Finger Rock trail) and follow it up to the plateau overlooking the city...What a view ! It's a fairly easy hike up with some rocks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Krakow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Take the right hand trail ( not the Finger Rock trail) and follow it up to the plateau overlooking the city...What a view ! It's a fairly easy hike up with some rocks you'll have to clamber over but well worth the 30 minute or so it will take to get there.... Park in the handy lot at sun-up in... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Birding at Catalina is great. Go on a weekday and go early because it can get busy. We saw our life Lawrence's Goldfinches there. The picnic shelter is a good spot for warm afternoon birding. Make sure to take water with you. The trails are wide and groomed and there are lots of places where you can find a quiet... More 

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Appleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I ride the trails in and around Catalina State Park regularly and I never tire of its beauty. Scenery, wildlife - and water falls and running water during the monsoons.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

excellent opportunity for a day-hike and one is only 20-30 minutes from downtown Tucson. Remote, great views, good trails along and toward running creeks (in March), wildflowers, cacti abound.

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Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is right off Oracle Street in the Oro Valley. Once you pay to drive in, the walking trails are easy to walk on and it is a true oasis from the noise of the city. You would not know you were so close to development. It is lovely. Can be really hot in the summer so take water. No... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had no idea this place existed! What a beautiful area with so many trails. Great birding too. We can't wait to go back because we didn't have enough time to see it all. In fact, we stayed in Tucson an extra day just to spend more time here. A must for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A state park across the street from a Mall? Yup, Catalina State Park is located just south of Tangerine on Oracle Rd. Beautiful views and trails of Pusch Ridge wildlife area and even longer trails to the top of 9000' Mt Lemmon start here!

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Roseville, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a beautiful campground. We stayed in our fifth wheel and it felt like we were way outside the city, yet all amenities were right outside the main gate. Friendly staff, especially the hiking club we hooked up with for a nice hike. We even saw a roadrunner for the first time. The sunsets on the mountains were spectacular.

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Birding trail was nice but a bit confusing on the return trip. There was a loop in the middle of the trail. It's enough to disorientate you if you are not good with directions. Fortunately there were other hikers to point us in the right directions. Camping sites were barren, desert vegetation. I didn't find it very inviting.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Catalina State Park is a beautiful park in Oro Valley Arizona. There is a fee to enter the park. Once one is inside the park, there are a number of easy walking trails. We were there when some of the cactus was blooming and things were green. The vistas from the walking trails are stunning. If you are a birder,... More 

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Address: Address: 11570 Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ
Phone Number: 520-628-5798
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson

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