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Madera Canyon

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Address: Exit 63 Off Interstate 19, 303 Old Tucson (Nogales Ranger Station), Tucson, AZ 85747
Phone Number: 520 281 2296
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a wonderful place to visit

numerous trails allow for different levels of activity. parking was very difficult and it wasn't the busy season . get there early or later in the day. I would consider taking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

numerous trails allow for different levels of activity. parking was very difficult and it wasn't the busy season . get there early or later in the day. I would consider taking taking the tram and hike down if you have the ability to take the hike.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had been recommended and given the drive (quite a way from the interstate) from tucson were really disappointed. The scenery is really not very scenic and the trails a bit boring as they mostly are hidden in the trees. Lots of camping and human settlement. Sabino canyon in tucson is more scenic and unspoilt. Not worth the trip

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great park, several trails from easy to very difficult, bring a picnic lunch great place for just hanging out, kids love to play in the rocks

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We went on a chilly day and boy it was cold on the trail. It's different scenery to what we had seen elsewhere in the Sonoran region - more green and more trees. We hiked the Nature Trail on the day - nice moderate hike. We also did the Aqua Caliente to Josephine Saddle trail which was very hard! The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great vistas. Good hiking. Pretty area. We didn't stay too long as it was chilly, but beautiful! Will go back in the summer try it again.

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Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our visit here was wonderful. The hiking is great but don't expect to walk among the Saguaros. This are is lush, and full of life. Whether deer or a multitude of birds. This was our first trip here - but it won't be our last. Hikes of all levels found here. There are a few cabins or B&Bs to stay... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are looking for a desert hike you need to look some place else. After reading some of the other reviews I was concerned that there was nothing for the intermediate hike. Simply not true. Hiked to Josephine Saddle reaching it along the Super Trail. The grade was excellent. Returned the alternate route. Also hiked to a Box Springs.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This area is nice for camping. It is great for birdwatchers. Bring your camera. nice to drive through.

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Osage Beach, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice drive from Green Valley, gaining elevation. Good to see the foliage change. There was roadwork, causing us to turn around. Unable to have picture taking opportunities. We are not hikers., so it was a wasted trip for us.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

There is some great bird-watching in the canyon... the trails are a little rougher than you'd find in a National Park, but will get you where you want to go. Great picnic spot. Right now there's some roadwork going on so you might want either an SUV or just don't go all the way to the end of the road.... More 

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