Nature Trail At Catalina State Park

EASY 18 reviews
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Nature Trail At Catalina State Park is a 1 mile lightly 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 activity options and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
137 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

Nature Trail Loop at Catalina State Park (counterclockwise). About 1/3 of the way around we lateraled of to the east for 0.2 miles and hiked on a 2nd separate loop trail on the same mesa area. The 2nd loop was approximately one mile & much less traveled. The AllTrails mapping was definitely helpful in making sure we stayed on trail. Lots of plant and wildlife, especially after the recent heavy rains. Wildflowers and cactus blooms surprised us for mid-August!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

A great hike with the kids. information signs along the way and just the right length so they don't get bored.

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5 months ago

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7 months ago

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9 months ago

hiking
Friday, September 23, 2016

walking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Lots of big rocks and saguaro, steep at first to get to the loop. Great for kids

birding
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Great hike for kids or beginners.

birding
Sunday, February 21, 2016

This short loop was well traveled in this busy park. It is fairly flat, and great for a nice little stroll. A rare bird sighting brought us to the park- the rufous-backed robin- which we did see.

hiking
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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Thursday, June 04, 2015

Great for kids. We saw a lot of birds. This is a good place to bring friends visiting the desert to get a good idea of what it's like.

hiking
Monday, December 01, 2014

walking
Friday, October 17, 2014

nature trips
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

hiking
Saturday, June 09, 2012