|when||Trip Report : March 5, 2011|
|Trip Report : April 17, 1999|
This is one of the state's most beautiful and remote hiking areas, and
this hike was featured as Hike of the Month in the November, 1996 issue of
Arizona Highways. The trail provides us with excellent views of the
western Santa Catalina Mountains and the north side of Pusch Ridge.
The trail alternates between statuesque giant saguaros and forested areas of
sycamore, oak and velvet ash, culminating in an area of picturesque pools,
waterfalls, and water polished granite. We will stop at the pools for a
lunch and rest break, before returning to the trailhead.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|distance||6 miles round trip|
|time||Drive Time: 4 hours R/T. Hike Time: 4-5 hours R/T|
|EC||+-1000' elevation change|
|elevations||2,800 feet at the trailhead to 3,800 feet at the Romero Pools|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
There is a day use charge of $7 per vehicle for Catalina State Park.
Please share gas expenses with your driver. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
|meet||8:00 AM in the parking lot south of Einstein Bros. Bagels on the SE corner of 48th Street & Ray Road, west of I-10. For those leaving their cars behind, please park up against the west curb of the parking lot and not in the Einstein’s common parking area.|
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