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Agua Caliente Regional Park - 4 members in 9 triplogs have rated this an average 2.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Apr 15 2018
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69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Agua Caliente Regional ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 15 2018
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking1.33 Miles 52 AEG
Hiking1.33 Miles      56 Mns   1.43 mph
52 ft AEG
 
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I was in Tucson to visit my family. We hadn't been to this park for many years. It is still pretty much how we remembered it.
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May 06 2015
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64 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Lake Shastina, C
Agua Caliente Regional ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Birding avatar May 06 2015
mdfabbriniTriplogs 650
Birding0.25 Miles 1 AEG
Birding0.25 Miles   1 Hour      0.25 mph
1 ft AEG
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We had planned to get to the park by 5, but a work-related issue kept Eloise and I from getting there until after 6. Needless to say, most of the birds were tucked in for the night, leaving only a few ducks to waddle and float about. Numerous bird calls were heard, but none that I recognized (I'm very new to this). A half dozen turtles were evident in the front pond. The air cooled down considerably near sunset as the breeze strengthened. We enjoyed the sunset as we finished off sandwiches we had gotten from Fortunato's Italian Deli on the way to the park.
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[ checklist ] Agua Caliente Spring

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Water present but very low flow rate.
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Jan 06 2013
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 Routes 7
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50 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Agua Caliente Regional ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 06 2013
cindylTriplogs 243
Hiking1.00 Miles 5 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
5 ft AEG
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i hadn't been to this park in nine years, and quite a bit has changed. there are quite a few areas that are off limits now, and there is much less water. you can no longer go down to the spring, and you can't walk all the way around the main pond. it's a bummer, but still a beautiful place to visit.
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[ checklist ] Mica Mountain
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There are just two switchbacks left. And another half-mile to the destination...
Jun 16 2012
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36 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Agua Caliente Regional ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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keepmovingTriplogs 592
Hiking0.25 Miles 5 AEG
Hiking0.25 Miles
5 ft AEG
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As I was finishing my run in Saguaro National Park I realized the clouds were set up for an optimal sunset. I decided to head home and grab my camera and head to Agua Caliente Park to photograph the sunset. Its so close to my house, I don't know why I haven't spent more time exploring the area...
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Nov 20 2009
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52 male
 Joined Oct 04 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Agua Caliente Regional ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 20 2009
nyrdyvTriplogs 3
Hiking3.00 Miles 5 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles      40 Mns   4.50 mph
5 ft AEG
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Went around loop twice, as it is definitely not 3 miles for the whole hike. The loop itself is probably less than a mile itself.

Nice walk to get out, though calling this a hike at all is a serious stretch of the term.

Good that there is the pond and all of the birds; feed the ducks or they may take something out of your legs...
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Feb 21 2009
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40 female
 Joined Mar 09 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Agua Caliente Regional ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 21 2009
tinychica101Triplogs 3
Hiking3.00 Miles 5 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
5 ft AEG
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This park is quite popular, especially for those who enjoy feeding the ducks and fish...
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Apr 01 2007
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66 female
 Joined May 15 2008
 Tucson, Arizona
Agua Caliente Regional ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 01 2007
amcole6Triplogs 13
Hiking3.00 Miles 5 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour      3.00 mph
5 ft AEG
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April Fools Day and I took my out of town friend, and ex wildlife rescue pals, on a hike around the grounds at Agua Caliente Park. I love this place. Bullfrogs and turtles were everywhere. Dragonflies, and tons of birds. The park has a whiteboard with all the species of birds that are found there. On the first of each month, they erase all the logs, so people can log the new birds seen for that month. Well, the three of us must have spotted 30 species of birds that morning and we got to spend a great deal of time marking them as found on the board! It was so nice to go out hiking with friends who also enjoy bird and nature watching!
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Dec 31 2006
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41 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Pocatello, ID
Agua Caliente Regional ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 31 2006
PaleoRobTriplogs 1,129
Hiking3.00 Miles 5 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour      3.00 mph
5 ft AEG
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Last hike of 2006 was an easy jaunt around two of the ponds with the dogs, the wife, and the father-in-law at Agua Caliente Park in NE Tucson. Beautiful afternoon, with snow still on the Rincons. Lots of birds.
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Oct 09 2001
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 Photos 2
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49 female
 Joined Aug 23 2009
 Casa Grande, AZ
Agua Caliente Regional ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 09 2001
desertbonTriplogs 7
Hiking3.00 Miles 5 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
5 ft AEG
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I used to do this hike at least once a month when I lived in Tucson. It's easy and beautiful, loved to watch the birds.
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average hiking speed 2.48 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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