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Catalina State Park

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Recommended Routes in Catalina State Park - 2

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Favorite Primary wash crossing with winter snow melt. Photo Credit: @thorvaea
Intermediate/Difficult

Romero Pools

4.9 mi 7.9 km 1,047' Up 319.2 m Up 1,046' Down 318.88 m Down

Oro Valley, AZ
Favorite Primary wash crossing with winter snow melt. Photo Credit: @thorvaea
Easy/Intermediate

Canyon Loop via Horse Trail

3.1 mi 5.0 km 285' Up 86.8 m Up 286' Down 87.2 m Down

Oro Valley, AZ

Catalina State Park Running

  • 47 Miles 76 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Catalina State Park - 11

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6.5 mi 10.4 km #1Romero Canyon Trail
Difficult
Oro Valley, AZ
Difficult
Oro Valley, AZ 13 
3.1 mi 5.0 km #2Alamo Canyon/Bathtub Tank
Intermediate
Oro Valley, AZ
Intermediate
Oro Valley, AZ 13 
0.4 mi 0.7 km #3Romero Ruins Interpretive Trail
Intermediate
Oro Valley, AZ
Intermediate
Oro Valley, AZ
1.6 mi 2.5 km #4Bridle Trail
Easy
Oro Valley, AZ
Easy
Oro Valley, AZ
9.0 mi 14.4 km #550-Year Trail
Intermediate
Oro Valley, AZ
Intermediate
Oro Valley, AZ
2.3 mi 3.8 km #6Canyon Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Oro Valley, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Oro Valley, AZ
0.9 mi 1.4 km #7Nature Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Oro Valley, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Oro Valley, AZ
0.9 mi 1.5 km #8Birding Loop
Easy
Oro Valley, AZ
Easy
Oro Valley, AZ
9.9 mi 15.9 km #9Sutherland Trail #6
Difficult
Oro Valley, AZ
Difficult
Oro Valley, AZ
2.3 mi 3.7 km #10Trail Link to Nature Loop Trail
Intermediate
Catalina, AZ
Intermediate
Catalina, AZ
2.1 mi 3.3 km #11Trail Link
Intermediate
Catalina, AZ
Intermediate
Catalina, AZ

Photos of Catalina State Park - 21

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Primary wash crossing with winter snow melt. Photo Credit: @thorvaea
Feb 6, 2016 near Oro Valley, AZ
Wildflowers in the spring :)
Mar 22, 2019 near Oro Valley, AZ
The scenery in Catalina State Park is sublime!
Mar 24, 2017 near Oro Valley, AZ
Some of the more scenic parts of the trail were barely touched by the Bighorn Fire.
Dec 12, 2020 near Catalina, AZ
Some of the stairs of the Romero Ruins Interpretive Trail.
Mar 31, 2019 near Oro Valley, AZ
Looking east at the Catalina's on one of the many slightly sloping, wide parts of the trail.
Dec 12, 2020 near Oro Valley, AZ
One of two sets of stairs along this short, scenic route. Some stairs are steeper than others, and uneven.
Dec 6, 2020 near Oro Valley, AZ
The pools are worth the hike there. Looking west with Oro Valley and the Tortolita mountains in the far distance
Nov 29, 2020 near Catalina, AZ