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Love this trail so much! Such beautiful views!

Great hike. Some of the trail is “runnable” but a lot of it isn’t - well not for mere mortals like me anyway!

trail running
1 day ago

Love this trail. Some great views and terrain. A few little streams to cross too. It’s never too busy but you do see a few friendly people along the way!

Around this time of the year there isn’t a high amount of water, but still enough that it makes it worth coming by. The pools are great to relax by, and some of the leaves are changing just a slight amount for the desert, so it’s very beautiful. We went for a pre-sunset hike, and it was gorgeous. Lots of climbing over rocks, so I recommend going only if you’re comfortable with that. We took a dog, but weren’t able to make it all the way to the 80 foot fall with him, so something to think about before going.

nice, easy hike with dogs

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike for first timers, takes some navigating but is easy to figure out. Highly recommended!

loved the trail! went during the best time, there was water, it was low 60s, and there weren't very many people. i bet summer is brutal, but i totally recommend it this time of year.

Great trail to take visitors for a short 1hr hike.

Easy hike/walk with friends. Struggle to find the trail in some places but still easy to walk the dry creek bed and pick up the trail further on. Shade, birds, spots where water rushes over rocks, many vista points to stop and snack or take pics.

Insanely beautiful views for such a short hike. Moderate bouldering, would not recommend bringing dogs. Recommended early morning on a week day to avoid local traffic.

Solid hike. Wanted to get a decent workout with a great view and that's what I got. I really enjoyed climbing over rocks and creating my own paths, if that's not your thing that's okay! No need to do the full 'trail', just hang out at the bottom and enjoy the water, the rocks, and the sunset like I did.

Nice quick hike if you just want to sit by a pool or do some light bouldering. Not a lot of trail options, but a good summer spot or place to take folks from out of town.

Great little hike, just went down to the water and back. If you only have a short time for a quick hike, this one has some beautiful scenery and water to play in.

Hot but beautiful hike. The area is so green because of the recent rains. And the pools were running and full and refreshing.

Good trail. Pools were full after all the oct rain

loved it and the pools are the best way to cool off from the heat

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail. Easy even with a toddler. Had fun with the water going today.

This was a great hike! The trail clear but not marked very well. It seems like the pools should be bigger at the end, but definitely explore more and you’ll find cool little water falls and bigger pools. The water was flowing yesterday! Also from the parking lot to the pools is more like 6 miles round trip. Definitely worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail,, lots of running water down in sabino creek.. even saw big horn sheep this time.. awesome views!!

Awesome trail.

Great Hike, all said and done, we went to the 2nd set of pools where the water was flowing and beautiful. Coming down in some spots were tough on my knees, but others were going down no problem.

on Meadow Trail #5A

hiking
1 month ago

Great day hike.

The first mile of this trail is super easy. The next two miles to the first pools are nearly difficult. Nothing dangerous but you will need to judge nearly every step. The pools at the end of the 3 mile trail are a little disappointing. Mostly rusty water with a lot of slippery brown growth. Not recommended for dipping or swimming.

Overall this is a great hike. We gained 1,000 feet between miles 1-3 and the return was less than 1 hour. The views from and the scenery are as good as it gets. Lots of photo ops.

Nice easy trail. Lots of birds, bugs, and just plain ole nature! Good photo opportunities and gorgeous sunset. It took me 1:20:49, but could've completed faster if not for all the photos I took.
Would do again and again and never get tired of it.

First-time Hiker in AZ!

Took Mt. Lemmon trail down to the Wilderness of Rocks trail. Neat terrain, hiking along a creek w small pools among the rocks. Was very much aware that there weren't a great deal of people, and critters love running water. Ended up being over 11 miles taking the Alpine trail back. Plenty of elevation gain.

It was a nice, scenic hike. there was plenty of water in the pools below to swim in. The hike back up definitely works your thighs and calves.

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