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Address: Exit 63 Off Interstate 19, 303 Old Tucson (Nogales Ranger Station), Tucson, AZ 85747
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Great experience of the beaten path

Great experience of the beaten path. Great place to have a picnic watch a few birds maybe even see a turkey or two.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Green Valley, Arizona

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience of the beaten path. Great place to have a picnic watch a few birds maybe even see a turkey or two.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a hike up into the valley. Great views of valley below. Nice comfortable trails . Bring plenty of water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We love driving up to Madera Canyon, it's absolutely beautiful and such a peaceful drive. Dogs are allowed on leash and you can always enjoy the hiking trails and picnic areas.They have a bed and breakfast, I believe it's called the Hummingbird Inn. Very cute place, we love coming here on the weekends with the kids.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

You'll see all sorts of wildlife and there's great camping there too. If you don't like to camp in the park, they have several non-pay sites too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a must, if you are into hiking and scenery. They have restrooms on site and 5 different hiking trails.

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Darien Center, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Make sure you are in the right season. We went in the middle of February and it was too early for birds. Not particularly beautiful in winter.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This canyon was a good place for hiking, picnicking, & birding. The stream was flowing, stopped at lodge to see birds gathering around a lot of different feeders. Saw wild turkeys up the road from lodge. There are several different places to picnic, with tables.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Today we hiked up to Josephine saddle via Old Baldy trail and back down Super trail. The temperature was perfect. Some parts of both trails still had some snow but nothing that was a problem. Old Baldy is about half the distance but is much steeper.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We wouldn't have known to go to this place if it hadn't been someone from Tucson telling us to go to the Santa Rita Mountains/Coronado National Forest instead of Mt. Lemmon like we were going to do. We had seen on the news they were stopping people from going up there because they were overcrowded, so our neighbor suggested Madera... More 

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Brighton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great hiking, most all are up hill though so you get your workout even in a short hike. Lots of wildlife to see like deer and turkeys. Great views once you are at the higher levels.

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