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Best trails in Catalina State Park

2832 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Catalina State Park, Arizona? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Catalina State Park ranging from 3.7 to 17.4 miles and from 2,664 to 8,018 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Catalina State Park is in the Santa Catalina Mountains and offers a variety of recreational activities, including bird watching, camping, hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Park Entrance Fee: Per vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00 Individual/bicycle: $3.00

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Map of trails in Catalina State Park
Park information
Acreage:
5500 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
(520) 628-5798
Helpful links
Top trails (22)
#1 - Romero Canyon Trail to Romero Pools
Catalina State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1110)
Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
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 Show more
#2 - Catalina Canyon Loop Trail
Catalina State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(560)
Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
This is a fun, moderate hike that has a well-defined trail. Along the trail are many different desert plants, la cholla, prickly pear, sahauro, and desert shrubs. The first half of the hike, you wilShow more
#3 - Sutherland Trail
Catalina State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(197)
Length: 17.4 mi • Est. 10 h 51 m
Sutherland trail from East Golder Ranch Road to SummerhavenShow more
#4 - Alamo Loop
Catalina State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(294)
Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
This trail is not listed on the park map but it starts at the same trailhead as Romero Ruins. It was a great hike up to the canyon and waterfall. It is a great trail for wildflower viewing in early spShow more
#5 - Dead Horse Canyon
Catalina State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(67)
Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
NOTE: the southern portion of this trail is in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness and is closed January 1 - April 30 for desert bighorn lambing season.Show more
#6 - Romero Pass Via Romero Canyon Trail
Catalina State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(55)
Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 7 h 36 m
There is a $7 fee entry per car.Show more
#7 - Sutherland, Trail Link, and Nature Trail Loop
Catalina State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(53)
Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 46 m
Note: As of June 2020, the short trail connector off the nature trail is closed.Show more
#8 - Romero Ruins
Catalina State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(124)
Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 17 m
Romero Ruins is a 0.6 mile loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also ableShow more
#9 - Catalina Nature Trail
Catalina State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(102)
Length: 1 mi • Est. 28 m
Catalina Nature Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
#10 - Catalina Birding Trail Loop
Catalina State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(79)
Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 34 m
Catalina Birding Trail Loop is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
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