Romero Canyon Trail to Romero Pools

MODERATE 148 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.

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9 days ago

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

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21 days ago

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

hiking
25 days 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
28 days ago

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

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29 days ago

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

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1 month ago

A lot of climbing and switchbacks, and a challenging hike back down but the views were beautiful, the trail was lightly trafficked (weekday morning) and the pools were an icy respite from the heat. Pack lots of water, take food, hat and sunscreen! And start early!

Very nice hike, beautiful views very rocky and mostly uphill but you have awesome cold pools to enjoy at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Steep in parts with some loose rock, but the views along the way are nice. Pools are amazing. Water was cold, but refreshing after the hike in. Took about 1 1/2- 1 3/4 hours to get there. Take plenty of water and a snack!