nice easy trails, north of tucson with easy access for all. includes hiking and camping, picnic site.
I like to hike on the weekends, but hate leaveing my dog at home. Catalina State Park is one of the few that allows dogs on some of the trails. The trail I was on took you by a small river and up some stairs then an easy walk down to the parking lot. Probably about 2-3 miles round trip... More
I was regretting purchasing the very expensive Arizona state park pass as I found most of their parks to be pretty disappointing with very limited hours (many 8-5) and really not much to offer. By the time I got to Catalina I had pretty low expectations. What a pleasant surprise! I was there while the desert flowers were in bloom... More
The park is well maintained and has easy to follow trailhead signs. There are trails for all hiking levels including young children and older hikers.
We liked this because we could get away from the crowds a bit. The hiking was good, and we were also able to take our dog - if you do some research you will realize that there are not that many "dog friendly" parks in Tucson. We had a great time at this park, and the geocaching was fun too!
CSP is a very nice facility and park. The volunteer staff is also very nice and helpful although not all are up to date on the local wildlife or vegetation. Most questions went unanswered but that is ok, part of the fun is keying out the plants and animals for yourself. We camped in Loop B for 4 weeks in... More
stay away-too busy-I can't get a bench, have to stop and sit on rocks. No bighorns and mountain lions to see .
We camped here twice in one month. The location is close to development, but you lose sight of that fact when you're there because nature surrounds you. The mountains provide a great background, especially when there's a full moon. There are also plenty of opportunities for hiking. The campground itself is very clean and quiet. There are only two showers... More
Excellent views and birding. Plenty of room for a big RV as well as tent sites. The weather was perfect in the high Sonoran desert, and the surrounding mountains were beautiful. Plenty of trails to hike on, and now they've introduced Big Horn Sheep to the mountains for some possible sightings. Out of town, but still close enough for some... More
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