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One great hike. Elevation is doable. Scenery is beautiful. About six creek crossings and we did get wet up to our ankles, but it didn’t bother us cause it was a gorgeous day. Would definitely recommend this hike.

My most favorite hike in Tucson! Definitely need this app to make sure you are going the right way though!!

Beautiful after the snow melt. Not a difficult hike. Heavily trafficked.

It is an amazing hike. Summer can get HOT, so be sure to bring lots of water. During the winter/spring the water can be a little high at times BUT if the water at the crossings is up, then the views of the waterfalls become even better.

First 3/4 mile is slowly climbing, smooth (ish) pathways. For all of you other fat guys, the next (difficult) part is only about 1.5 miles. With a couple of short breaks you'll be there soon .

As usual, I am hiking AZ in January so there isn't much to see as far a blooming plants go. I do bring my wife with me and she leads so at least the view is great from a minimum of one angle.

hiking
4 days ago

Challenging hike with steep grades and deep steps. The footing is rocky but not the worst. There’s no shade on this trail and it can get windy up there. Great views of Sabino Canyon and Tucson.

Super fun! However - it is important to note that from the parking lot, round trip, the hike is 10 miles to the falls, not 7.8 as the AllTrails info indicates. Being plenty of water, wear shoes you’re OK with getting wet, and a hat.

Excellent walk

Great half day hike. Amazing 360 views of the city of Tuscon and the canyon and valley. Out and back took approximately 2.5-3hours carrying a 6month old on our back. The trail is very well maintained and is a gradual climb. Very straight forward hike, not challenging just a steady climb. Good for all ages and hiking ability. I would not say this is a hard climb just a steady one. Views are worth it.

Great hike! Did it later in the day which gave us great sunset views on the way back. Love that there is a waterfall at the end.

This trail is difficult and is worth the view at the end of the trail.

off road driving
12 days ago

Did this a couple years ago in a stock land cruiser with No Lockers and was pretty tough. Did it again after upgrading to 35's and lockers and towing a small trailer, and was pretty easy. the best part is the falls, which you have to go at the right time of year for (I think around february? or after it rains?)

Beautiful canyon and falls. It is a well maintained trail although there were times it was hard to find the trail after the water crossing.

beautiful falls! great hike

The address that the app brings you too in the directions is a private property. When you get to the intersection that is at the end of the directions just make a left and the parking lot and trail head is right there.

Definitely try getting there as early as possible. We got to the trail head around 8:20am and the parking lot was relatively empty. By the time we were in our way back there was way more foot traffic and the parking lot was pretty much full around 12:30

It was a great hike - 9 miles round trip from trailhead to the falls. It took us 3hr50min and that includes relaxing at the falls for a little bit. Views and terrain were great. The only reason I’m giving 4 stars is because at times the trail is pretty poorly marked. But glad we did it and would recommend checking it out.

on Blackett's Ridge Trail

18 days ago

Beautiful trail and scenery the whole way. Great cardio workout. Start early to avoid crowds- but would recommend nonetheless!

Nice small hike, perfect if you don’t have a lot of time in the day. Took my dog he loved it but can be dangerous for dogs depending on where you’re at.

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike! Definitely quite the climb the first mile or so, then the terrain changes and it becomes more of a grassland. Better to be done in the cooler months. After a good rain you should see more water.

Great mellow hike with beautiful canyon views and fun stream crossings throughout. Relatively flat until the last quarter mile where it climbs. You can take real trail vs paved road for the first mile - just look for Bear Canyon trail which then will show signs for 7 waterfalls. Took 3 hours RT at a brisk pace.

took me a little over 4 hours to complete the trail, loved the views, not too steep, and perfect weather!! the app recording didn't work well so I couldn't get the accurate distance

on Phoneline Trail

18 days ago

Took 4 hours today to do the out and back on the trail. Most people seem to take the road back, but to me, road walking is boring and harder on the legs. The hardest part is the first third — both for grade and rocks. Beautiful hike, and starting at 8, didn’t see many other hikers.

hiking
18 days ago

A bit more challenging with younger children but for adults it’s great. Be careful of wet, slippery rocks. People have had to be airlifted out due to slipping and falling. Beware of the nudists if you have children.

A great hike, very scenic and peaceful. This is one I sometimes take my kids with me on. They started hiking it at six, so moderate would be an accurate rating.

19 days ago

Really enjoyable hike. We took the road up and the Phoneline back down. Excellent views and coming down its a very good hike. It wasn’t crowded like 7 Falls and the option to take the road gives some variety. It’s the usual Tucson footing and weather. The 5 star hike in Sabino Canyon is 7 Falls but this is my next favorite.

Nice workout due to grade (moderate to hard). Took us 1hr35 from parking lot. Total hike close to 3 hours (out and back). Beautiful scenery. Full sun (we started around 9:45 am). Gorgeous views at summit. Would recommend it.

This trail has great views and it’s easy to follow. I would rate the difficulty as moderate not hard. If you are in the area this is a must.

Great short hike (took us 3:15 with a decent lunch stop at the top.) A nice steady ascent that keeps you working throughout with great views. Crowds seemed to taper off when you turn onto the trailhead.

Lots of changes in terrain; steep at times, with rock “stairs” heading up, especially towards the beginning. Definitely a good workout, but I’d recommend going in winter to avoid the heat, since there isn’t a lot of cover. Falls were a trickle at late December; maybe during monsoon time on a cloudy day we’d have better luck. A fun hike if you bring water, snacks, and a positive attitude since you’ll be doing some uphill walking without too much water in the Falls at the end if you don’t go at the right time.

hiking
20 days ago

Great views of the canyon as you go!

Great views, not to steep. A very pleasant hike!

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