Romero Canyon Trail to Romero Pools

MODERATE 154 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1535 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

walking

views

rocky

no dogs

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.

hiking
10 hours ago

100 Degrees was brutal for this hike. I consider myself a fairly active person and I hike long trails a few times a month - but even starting at 0630 wasnt early enough to beat the heat. There was very little shade - luckily my friend and I brought an umbrella for this exact reason haha. The "pools" were shallow and dirty, but I am sure when the monsoon rains come they will be gorgeous. Overall a good hike - bring more than 2L of water if you go during summer haha. You'll need it!

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Difficult hike but totally worth it! One of our favorites to do. Beautiful views and fun to cool off in the pools before turning around and hiking back out.

hiking
12 days ago

Strenuous hike, beautiful scenery

backpacking
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hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This was a moderately difficult hike. We enjoyed it and the pools at the end were nice, there was still plenty of water.

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

awesome hike left at sunrise made it to canyon in an hour and a half beautiful countryside

hiking
1 month ago

I love this hike. First mile is pretty flat from trail head then climb starts for the next two miles to the pools. Trail is pretty rocky so recommend hiking boots. Great views west toward Oro Valley.

hiking
1 month ago

I recommend this! The pools are more streams, but still a beautiful hike.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

The "pool" is more like a large puddle. But, good hike, beautiful view.

2 months ago

Great hike a bit hard hike in the beginning but pretty easy after that with amazing views and lots of water!

hiking
2 months ago

This was an excellent hiking adventure bring lots of water a water pump to fill your water up for the truck back. Remember this trail is not moderate if you're a flatlander so be ready for some hard-core hiking however once you get down to the water is well worth it leave early try to stay out of the sun but also get back before dark. Give yourself time to swim relax and give those one out legs a break. I loved it I did get stuck out after dark fortunately I'm not the most wonderful person who is willing to help me down who had a great headlamp because the light on my iPhone it was just not bright enough. So if you happen to be reading this Grayson thank you. Also bring some duct tape or gorilla tape so that you can tape up your feet if I get ripped apart.