Romero Canyon Trail to Romero Pools is a 5.9 mile out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from September until May.
Starts at the trail head parking lot and immediately crosses Sutherland Wash, which flows seasonally. The first mile is relatively flat and an easy walk. The next 1.8 miles is a steep and rocky climb to Romero Pools. Romero Pools are formed along a stream bed and water flows seasonally.
I hiked this trail by moonlight. It was amazing. Nice workout. I want to see the views by daylight.
This is a good go to trail. It has moderate to heavy traffic depending on the season. I went in January and passed someone every 5 minutes or so. Most of it is uphill but the switchbacks aren't to bad. When you get to the falls it's a great spot to have lunch. Go an extra half mile or so and you'll have the whole trail to yourself!
Fantastic hike. I'm late 30s & fit
-1.5 hours up
...I'm fairly fast. Passed most people
...2 hour avg? More with lots of pictures
-1 hour down
...Many picture taking pauses
...On way down, stopped for 10 so my wife could snack
-One guy jogged up. Said it took him 30 minutes. Very possible if you are fit, but you'd have to be laser focused on footing in certain spots. I'm hoping to do this sometime
VERY IMPRESSED with the 55+ people we saw. Kudos to you in those rocky areas
Pools are great. Good relaxing destination, even though many around
I heard a guy say that continuing past the pools is the best. We did not have time for that.
Went as a solo hike last minute at noon. This is a totally exposed route with the exception of the last half mile near the pools so bring lots of sun protection and a long sleeve. It got HOT. Also, this is over 5.9 miles. It's closer to 6.4-ish. Heavily trafficked, but not annoyingly so (as in, not like national park on spring break annoying..)
Amazing trail! The weather was cool and breezy, definitely enjoyed climbing the rocky terrain. Great views.
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.
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.