So kick-off your shoes. This part might be a little difficult for beginners, but still worth it once you get to the pools. Will be back again! To reach Romero Pools, hike the Romero Canyon Trail within Catalina State Park. If you arrive and the first pools … PARK CONDITIONS. The Romero Pools are situated about 3 miles from the trailhead and are beautiful. The next 1.8 … There is almost always water here and you can explore up and down the canyon to find a pool that suits you, and maybe escape the crowds. Romero Pools is a full sun hike, even though we ended up in a riparian area. Perfect conditions. The well worn trail is easy to follow for it's entire length to the Romero Pools. From the highest point on the Romero Hiking Trail, sounds of the stream raging below precede incredible views over 50′ waterfalls and rapids. Directions: From the 1-10 (north of Tucson) take exit 240 east onto Tangerine Road. After crossing the divide at about 2.6 miles, the trail descends down towards Romero Pools. Trail Hotline: 770.978.5270; Adult Sports Rainout Line: 770.822.8222; All Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation offices and buildings, including community recreation centers, aquatic centers, gyms, activity buildings, and the Environmental & Heritage Center will be closed December 24, 25, and January 1 in observance of the holidays. While the pools weren't that impressive, the views were incredible. Evelyn Romero saved Emerald Pools Trail . Starting from Catalina State Park, the first mile of Romero Canyon Trail winds through saguaro-spiked desert to Montrose Pools, which are usually dry. Start early and bring extra water. This 2,096 square foot house sits on a 9,335 square foot lot and features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The trail leads down to the top pool for the most accessible access. The pools can nearly dry up during the hot summer months until they get recharged by a passing thunderstorm. No one of the trail. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all other City facilities remain closed. This route requires a shuttle, but is a great run to traverse the Santa Catalina Mountains. Numerous small falls and distinctly gold toned pools splash down the canyon, every one of them worth exploring. Best if you start early! Plan on 2 hours of walking one way from the Trailhead to the pools. The Romero pools at the end so rewarding and fun. Nice hike tonight with only a few people on the trail. Hiking and cliff jumping at Romero Pools in Catalina State Park, Arizona. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Trail was desolate! The work on Middle and Lower Emerald Pools Trails are not connected to recent rockslides in the park. Right from the start, the Romero Hiking Trail hints at the refreshing oasis of pools and cascades that await, less than 3-miles in. From Romero Pools cross Romero Pass at 6,080 feet before descending on the West Fork Trail #24 before turning south on Sabino Canyon Trail #23. The Romero Canyon Trail is moderate in difficulty and an out-and-back trail that’s about 5.5 miles long. From Romero Pools cross Romero Pass at 6,080 feet before descending on the West Fork Trail #24 before turning south on Sabino Canyon Trail #23. Middle Emerald Pool Trail is situated above Lower Emerald Pool Trail and will connect hikers to the Sand Bench Trail and Upper Emerald Pool Trail when reopened. We meet three backpackers climbing and a lady and two guys as we descended. Add new trail; Connect. Romero Pools offers hikers the chance to cool off on a hot day with a refreshing swim in a gorgeous canyon. Start your hike at the trailhead parking lot, cross Sutherland Wash, and then begin your steep climb up to the pools. In observance of the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays, City of Brea administrative offices will be closed from Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1, 2021. However arriving to the destination was totally worth it. It is 7.3 miles in length and took roughly four hours with a few stops along the way. Trail users are encouraged to check the Trails LA County website prior to visiting trails for updated lists of open trails, safety guidelines, notifications, and up-to-date information. Awesome hike tonight. You’re going up virtually the whole hike meaning steep cliffs and challenging terrain. Roughly 2.8 miles of hiking from the trailhead puts you at the pools. Beneath the sky-high peaks of the Santa Catalina Mountains, a stalwart stream has carved an splash-worthy playground into the surrounding granite. All copy and images contained in this website are the property of AZ Utopia. Was heading to Romero pools but was about .8 miles short. Horses are also able to use this trail. Starts at the trail head parking lot and immediately crosses Sutherland Wash, which flows seasonally. Good amount of water at the top. This is our favorite Tucson hike. From the Trailhead to Romero Pools is 2.8 miles with an elevation gain of 900 feet. //