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This hike surprised me as to how beautiful the views and many waterfalls there were. I went in late March and there was a good amount of water, hiking a majority of the way alongside the creek. If you're looking for an extra challenge, continue up the Mount Lemmon Trail leading you to Mt. Lemmon Trail #5. Incredibly rewarding, however, I would suggest planning on someone picking you up at the top or camping a night before heading back down!

Actually 14.4 miles round-trip. Excellent, varied, challenging hike. Lots of time in the woods after passing Romero Pools. Rocky: the hiking is rarely smooth and easy.

I did this from Catalina State Park to Sabino direction with two overnight stops. Left late afternoon and hiked to Romero Pools area and camped, then next day hiked to Hutch's Pool and camped there, then out the next day. Hike from Romero Pools up to crest was pretty tough with a pack, but I'd do it again. I went in the Spring so I had water at Romero and at Hutch's.

hiking
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I did this hike back in 88'. It is a long hike for sure and the trail seemed to be hard to find as you got closer to the pass. You start by parking at the parking area in Catalina State Park. Things are pretty well signed. The day I did it, there was water in Sutherland wash that I had to walk thru. Then it's all uphill from there for the most part. Once at the pass, that divides Romero creek with the West fork of Sabino creek. Then the long slog back down Romero Canyon to where you started. It's an all day adventure, so plan accordingly. I did this in the winter months, and I wouldn't recommend this as a summer hike.

mountain biking
4 months ago