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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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A Hike for all Ages...!

Seniors, young parents, children and everyone in between. You can take to the gentle inclines or the steep inclines. You can ride your horse or pack in your infants. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Warwick, New York
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Warwick, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Seniors, young parents, children and everyone in between. You can take to the gentle inclines or the steep inclines. You can ride your horse or pack in your infants. This renaissance hike is the best all around in the Tucson area, and over 40 years of visiting, I have done most of them. 4.5 stars!

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Red Deer, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The campground: We RVed for a total of ten days and loved the campground. The sites are large and well-separated and have picnic tables, grill stoves, grass (here and there) and most sites have a good sized tree. And the views of the Santa Catalina mountains right from your tent or RV are just fantastic. A beautiful thing to wake... More 

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Manitoba
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Yes, you have to pay to get in but there are some great hiking trails there. The hike to Romero Pools is fairly tough, but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. This is a lovely state park with well laid out rv and camping spaces. We were in the overflow for the first night, greeted by friendly staff and the showers were amazing! The RV/ camp sites are spacious as are the beautiful mountains surrounding the area. So glad we stayed!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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225 reviews 225 reviews
50 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We visited to view the widely touted Spring wildflower display. We hiked quite a ways up the Sutherland Trail and found some sizeable patches of color as we got higher in altitude. A little water was flowing in the stream. There is a snack shop and rest room facility available at the parking lot -- ice cream was a nice... More 

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Galena, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Trails are fairly easy and not too long. Some areas have nice views. Plenty of signage on the trails describing plants and animal life.

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Mission, Canada
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242 reviews 242 reviews
141 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 mile hike to the Romero Pools after it was recommended by a local. Entrance to the park is $7 per car, 4 people. This trail is a very steady, rocky climb to the top with only brief reprieves of level ground. I used my hiking poles to assist me. The scenery was incredible and the... More 

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Mesa
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132 reviews 132 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The folks at the gate were pleasant and helpful. My BIL was on the "Coast 2 Coast" bicycle tour, he stayed 2 nights, and they had a day of rest so we went to spend some time with him! Very clean, quiet park. Those that used them said the bathrooms and showers were very nice. They had several large Ramada's,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Be as aggressive or reserved with your distance and terrain goals as you choose...but take water and a camerawith you.

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Cold Spring, KY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There were many nice trails, and we especially liked the birding trail which gave a lot of nice views, a variety of landscapes, and was not taxing.

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