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Really enjoyable walk through a wash. Saw an amazing petroglyph rock.

Hard trail for me but so awesome!!! Views are beautiful...and I loved the challenge. Very rewarding!

This trail is challenging but doable. I would rate it moderate to difficult. The views are beautiful the whole way!

Catalina State Park is a great place to visit. Lots of folks over the weekend. Hiked to Romero Pools. this was a pretty good trail with lots of climbing before it evens out a bit before you descend to the pools. a bit of a leg workout for sure. if you are not in hiking shape, you will definitely feel it. water was running pretty well. it was overall a great place to visit.

We took the Pina Canyon Trail to Mount Kimball (don’t stop at the Mt. Kimball sign, it’s another 0.2 miles to the boulder and amazing views), and returned via the Finger Rock Trail to the trailhead off Craycroft. Beautiful ever-changing scenery; fairly steep toward the top of both trails; a real knee-jarring return. Able to see Finger Rock from front and back. Recorded 11.6 miles and 7 hours, including a leisurely lunch.

great hike. awesome views throughout. good elevation after first mile. we hiked to the second pool and we had it all to ourselves

This was one of the best hikes we've done in Tucson! The trail is pretty flat/sandy until you reach the montrose pools, then the the trail becomes more rugged and steep to the romero pools from there. My boyfriend and I are pretty experienced hikers, the hike took us ~1.5 hrs to get to romero pools and ~1 hr back to the parking lot. From the parking lot, you'll go across a small stream then take a left at the first trail marker, up a small hill, which starts the flat/sandy piece of the trail. The trails are clearly marked from there. Bring water and snacks and explore around the pools to find your own personal oasis!

Nice trail, beautiful canyon and pools. Horses may NOT use this trail and is not suitable for them unfortunately.

Not alot to see but I enjoy it

Beautiful views all along the way. We saw a coatimundi on our way to the last set of pools. The hike up the mountain had spectacular view of mountains and city. There many interesting rock formations and places to stop and admire the views. Parts were rocky and steep but not too difficult. The last pool and small waterfall was superb. You can keep hiking beyond that point along some running water. The path, if you wanted to keep going, would take you all the way to the top of Mount Lemmon!

Much of the trail heading out is in a wash that's not terribly scenic. That said, we saw a few interesting birds, and the return leg does have some nice views.
The petroglyphs are really neat, and there are some other parts that are memorable (a nice steam that was picturesque).
The walking surface is a nice relatively flat sand for the vast majority of the hike.

20 days ago

Great Hike....Took 10 year old daughter and 6 year old Son....Was a little difficult in some places for kids, but they were able to complete...Took us like 2 1/2 hours to make it up to the second pool and took 2 hours back....Was worth the hike beautiful views!!!! We loved it and are looking forward to doing hike again....

A good workout. Steep in places. Mostly rocky. Nice views. I prefer trails that are loops versus out and back to maximize views. It was worth it though.

Great hiking and views, elevation is steep up to the pools but nice to come back down after. Make sure to keep hiking to the left when you first get to the pools to get an even better view of all of them. We climbed over some rocks and had some amazing views.

Tough but beautiful run/hike. Fantastic views too.

1 month ago

Great views, not that hard for a disabled 60 y/o with two bad replaced hips to hike by taking it easy.
Trail is easy to navigate.

elivation gain is more high-moderate in my opinion, but the pay out at the end of the trail is so worth it!! make sure to climb down to the left to see majority of the pools, missed them the first time I did the hike!

Great hike a few weeks back. Weather was in the low 70’s and it took us about 4.5 hours there and back with a long break for lunch at the pools. Great views from about the half way point onward!

Easy and safe hike with our dog.

Great hike. Some of the trail is “runnable” but a lot of it isn’t - well not for mere mortals like me anyway!

bird watching
2 months ago

This is an awesome spot on the Oregon coast. We saw harlequin ducks, oyster catchers, blue heron, harbor seals and a spouting whale! A must see when close to Newport.

nice, easy hike with dogs

2 months ago

Beautiful place for watching whales, surfers, birds, and maybe the best sunsets on the Oregon Coast. I’d highly recommend visiting at low tide so you can go to the beach on the north side of the point and go into the Punchbowl. Fun tide pools and gorgeous views!

Trail is hard to stay on towards the top. Tall grass and erosion makes the trail a little sketchy. Phone recorded 3920 elevation gain. It’s worth the workout. Springs are running now too. Not great for newbies, kids, or solo hikers.

Hot but beautiful hike. The area is so green because of the recent rains. And the pools were running and full and refreshing.

Good trail. Pools were full after all the oct rain

loved it and the pools are the best way to cool off from the heat

2 months ago

Beautiful scenery, very loose rock trial. Make sure to have ankle support.

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