• Activities:

    Chillin, Swimming, Hiking, Fitness

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    5.6 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    900 Feet

Family Friendly
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

This is a very beautiful hike that leads to a really nice set of falls and pools.

To enter the Catalina State Park costs $7 per vehicle with up to four adults. You then drive to the trailhead parking lot. There will be a restroom and a very small shop there. From the trailhead, you almost immediately crosse Sutherland Wash, which flows seasonally. The first 1.1 miles is relatively flat and an easy walk (up to the end of this point, no dogs are allowed). The next 1.7 miles are a steep and rocky climb to Romero Pools. This part might be a little difficult for beginners, but still worth it once you get to the pools. It takes most people at least an hour and a half to get there and about the same to get back. This is a hike with a very beautiful view and definitely worth doing. The water at the pools is usually very cold, which can be really nice on a hot day.

During the summer time be sure to watch out for rattle snakes!

Pack List

  • Plenty of water
  • Hiking or running shoes
  • Proper clothing depending on season
  • Sunscreen for sunny days
  • A snack
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Most people stop too soon. Most people stop as soon as they get to the water. I know I did the first 2 times I went here. If you cross the stream and continue on about a half mile or so maybe a little less you get to see some more pools and water falls

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

A beautiful short day hike ending at beautiful cool pools of water and several small waterfalls. Bring lots of water and be careful on the rocks in the pools, as they are quite slippery! Also, no dogs on the second part of the trail due to bighorn sheep

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

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