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Catalina State Park

11570 Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ
520-628-5798
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Ranked #9 of 122 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This beautiful park north of Tucson is great for hiking, picnicking and other outdoors activities.
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This beautiful park north of Tucson is great for hiking, picnicking and other outdoors activities.

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tucson
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Excellent trail ride at sunset! The horses were mellow and the sunset was gorgeous. Good trail guide led us through former cattle range now restored and looking a lot better as national forest service land adjacent to the state park.

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Tucson, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This park is so close to Oracle road but you would never know it once you get walking. We have taken the Romero Canyon Trail, the Birding Trail and the Sutherland Trail. Romero Canyon Trail is our favorite. The Birding Trail is a short loop with interesting views. There is a point where the trail gets rugged and no pets... More 

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Oro Valley, AZ
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A favorite part of our 15 yrs of winter snowbirding is our evening stroll in Catalina Park. It used to be quite a ways out of town, but Oro Valley n other rustically monikered subdivisions n strip malls have caught up to and surrounded the state land. Oddly enough this frantic urban sprawl hasn't significantly degraded the Catalina experience. The... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Wonderful easy hiking. Good photos of Cacti. A great place for sunset photos as well! Be sure and bring a picnic lunch!

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Tucson
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Seenic aeria with huge cactus and beautyful mountains. Many trails, moust of them easy, but if you want to go to Romero Pools,bring water.

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Hammond, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I didn't spend a lot of time here but it was a great place to take a quick hike but has lots of options for longer hiking too. Took the birding loop and enjoyed the diversity of the trail.

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Tucson
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Catalina SP lies at the northern end of Oro Valley which is the town just north of Tucson. It is a true desert park with many saguaro, prickly pear, ocotillo and other desert plants. A seasonal stream runs through the park, so cottonwoods and a few other trees line parts of the main trail. Easy birding trails and and longer... More 

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Opelika AL
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41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

As others said you turn off of a busy road and wow ....what a lovely place to camp. We were so pleased with the campground and the staff . We stayed in a tent and it was pretty cool at night as soon as the sun goes down so prepare accordingly. Hiking along the river bed and canyon and then... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a really nice park with great trails. It is hidden at the base of the Catalina Mountains so even though you drive in off the wide and noisy Oracle Road, you are instantly in a valley that is tucked in the perfect spot for great hiking and family activities.

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A great park with just excellent facilities. Fantastic location, but close to a massive Walmart for any shopping you may have forgotten. Would definitely recommend this site

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