Bear Canyon Trail Twenty-Nine

HARD 5 reviews
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Bear Canyon Trail Twenty-Nine is a 16.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

16.8 miles 2857 feet Out & Back



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


bridge out


6 months ago

Great hike but a little isolated no one on the trail but me.

9 months ago

Wayde and I took Bear Canyon Trail and crossed over to Sabino Canyon parking lot - a 17 mile trek. Stunning but very difficult.

1 year ago

2 years ago

This is a wonderful trail. The first part is very popular with 7 falls as the destination. Up to the falls (about 4mi in) is fairly flat and easy, though it is a little tricky to find the trail when it crosses the (usually dry) stream. If you are going in the summer monsoon season this trail and the falls can be deadly! There have been several deaths and last summer some folks had to spend the night until the water receded the next morning. Don't do it.
If you keep going past the falls (detour the side trail to the falls) the elevation increases rapidly to get around the falls into the upper canyon. The second photo of mine (with the straw colored grass) is looking down at the falls and the trail up to the upper canyon. The other photo I posted is looking up the upper canyon. This is lightly traveled and beautiful!

6 years ago