Catalina State Park sits at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. The park is a haven for desert plants and wildlife and nearly 5,000 saguaros. The 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons and streams invites camping, picnicking and bird watching more than 150 species of birds call the park home. The park provides miles of equestrian, birding, hiking, and biking trails which wind through the park and into the Coronado National Forest at elevations near 3,000 feet. The park is located within minutes of the Tucson metropolitan area. Park facilities include a campground, picnic tables, grills, trails, an equestrian center, a group use area for day or overnight use (available by reservation), restrooms, showers, and a gift shop. All restroom and shower facilities are accessible. The park also offers an equestrian center which provides a staging area for trail riders with ample trailer parking. Don't have a horse? Pusch Ridge Stables is an equestrian concessionaire near the park that offers horse rides on designated trails on the north end of the park. Visit puschridgestables.com External Link for more information. This scenic desert park also offers equestrian trails and an equestrian center provides a staging area for trail riders with plenty of trailer parking. Bring along your curiosity and your sense of adventure as you take in the beautiful mountain backdrop, desert wildflowers, cacti and wildlife that call this area home. Catalina State Park is located within Coronado National Forest, and is managed by Arizona State Parks in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service.

2 days ago

Amazing trail! The weather was cool and breezy, definitely enjoyed climbing the rocky terrain. Great views.

Moderate trail that borders on easy. Minimal elevation change. Wide and flat for the most part. Scenic. The hardest part is crossing the washes if you desire dry shoes.

We did this trail yesterday, my first. It was great and the view was awesome. Beautiful view of the waterfalls too. Excellent workout, short and not too tough for someone in their 60's. Love the trail. Must go early or it will be too crowded by 10am on a nice day when the weather is less than 70s.

Peaceful, Gorgeous, Outstanding; what more can I say. The hike was everything anyone can ask for, definitely fun for a family bonding. I took some of my relatives after the three-four day rain that we had in Tucson, Arizona and it was a attack spectacular experience. The trail runs back and forth through the stream, even though it was cold it was a blast.

If you're looking for a family experience this is the one. If you're looking for a challenging run this is it. If you're looking for a trail that allows dogs this is definitely your trail.

And without further ado; happy trails!

Nice long challenging hike!

Great hike with lots of different terrain. Trail is pretty rocky and will get your heart pumping but is a lot of fun if you like scrambling around on rocks. The pools are picturesque. But, if you cross to the other side of the creek and pick up the trail beyond the pools, you'll be treated to a few more pools and waterfalls with a lot fewer people.

21 days ago

on Romero Ruins

22 days ago