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Awesome hike!! Rocks are slippery. Be careful!! Don’t try to do any stunts by seven falls. Take tram if you have less time to hike. Checked my Bucket list

Rough trail! Need lots of water and trekking poles are a must! Bring a first aid kit and some snacks! Pretty challenging for me and my 14yr old son!

Unless you are a billy goat or do this type of climbing often you will have trouble getting to the summit. We got so close but did not have the courage to do the last 200 feet of climbing like Spider-Man. The views are definitely beautiful. As others have mentioned the trail is only marked by cairns which were such a comfort to see as we lost the trail numerous times. Descent was extremely tricky with the loose rocks but we lived with only minor scrapes and scratches. Poles were a must for us...50 + year old knees. Excellent day but super challenging. Also nice extra to have a Porto John at the Sanctuary.

A nice hike with family from Oregon. Way too many people so didn’t hike all the way down. It was a little warm but manageable.

Please be sure to read my
“VERY IMPORTANT NOTE” at the end!!!

The parking lot and trails fill up fast and be sure to bring plenty of water for the trek. There was lots of water at the falls (3/12/18) along with people and even some crazy ones that jumped in above the falls. The incline is moderate and you cross over the creek 5-7 times before making the final ascent up to the falls and was easily done without getting my feet wet. I suggest that you take advantage of any nice shaded spots to stop and rest on the way up. Overall I enjoyed myself immensely and would recommend this trail to anyone. .

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: there are huge flat rocks at the falls that are very slippery. I managed to slip while still wearing my hiking boots, but luckily didn’t fall. So, I cannot stress enough to be EXTREMELY CAREFUL and use great caution at all times. Taking even greater caution if you happen to take off your shoes and get your feet wet.

3/10/18 - pools were full and waterfalls were running! Absolutely beautiful!

Great hike! Very easy but worth the falls at the end!

I went a couple months ago and should have picked a different time of year. There was barely any water at the falls and it was hot

I have hiked this trail twice. Both times, I was with others who weren’t ready for the the trek. Consequently, each time, I had turn around at the 3/4 point. It’s frustrating, but I can’t push others beyond their limitations. I hike with others for safety and company, but I may have to return by myself in order to actually make it to the falls. (I’ve read that this time of year is perfect because the falls are beautiful after the mountain snow melts.) I am always concerned about safety when hiking alone, but I wouldn’t be alone on this “touristy” trek. However, once I do it, I probably won’t return. This trail is simply too crowded—hence, my rating. (Who knows, that rating may change after I actually SEE the falls.)
1. Leave early to try to beat the crowds and heat.
2. Take cash for Bear Canyon tram, if you plan to ride it.
3. Start at the Bear Canyon Trailhead to avoid tram fees and long lines.
4. Take your trekking poles!
5. Take plenty of water!
6. Don’t attempt this trek if you are a beginner.
7. Take your patience; some people are rude.
8. Wear old shoes that you don’t mind getting wet.
9. Wear shorts, as you may wade in the creek, depending on water depth.
10. Have dry shoes and socks in your backpack or car.
11. Take snacks for the trail.
12. Be aware that this is a 6-8 mile RT hike, depending on where you start. (The falls are approx 3 mi from the last tram stop.)
13. Be aware that there are no RR facilities past the last tram stop.

Very easy trail and well maintained. It’s long but worth the hike to the falls

We went past the turnoff to seven falls — no people and some nice areas

Wonderful day for a nice hike to 7 falls. So much water, love it love it love it, and on the way back, we also hiked to the dam, beautiful!

Fun trail with great views and water falls

Went on February 19th 2018 on a windy and cloudy day and it was just perfect! Wonderful views both ways. Glad I had this app so that I could find the trail again on certain rocky spots. Great gradual incline. When you get to the end of the trail it kind of leaves you with a feeling of “Is this it?” I kind of expected a higher point with a better view but instead the trail got into an abrupt end. From there you can see a small cave that looks very inviting but to get there you have to scramble on some slippery rocks and gravel and very little room of survival if you loose your footing. Beautiful and heart pumping hike for a day with little time and cooler weather ❤️

There is lots of rainwater pouring over the falls today.

Pretty easy hike my friend and I ran the whole way . The views are alright there was unfortunately no water from the falls. Glad I did it probably wouldn’t go again

Great trail but be prepared for a lot of steps and walking through the creek but once you get to the falls it is all worth it

Hiked to the Seven Falls this afternoon. The falls are pumping after all this rain! You’ll be crossing the river 7 times on your way to the falls, and then again on your return. If you’re not a super expert at rock hopping, I’d recommend wearing shoes you don’t mind getting soaked ;)

I live in the Sabino Canyon area and hike this area for years. Seven Falls can be hiked by just about anyone but the time of the year is right after the winter snow when the falls are most dramatic. Also this is when the temperatures are perfect. Start early before it hot at noon and bringing water and a snack is a must. I see to many people attempt this hike without any water which is foolish and thats when i watch the rescue helicopters go into the canyon. Please be prepared and enjoy this incredible hike. The best time is February.

A fairly easy trail not a big elevation change and the trail is well maintained. You walk inside the canyon most of the way with some switch-backs right near the end. Great views and would be stunning when water is flowing.
You do have to pay a $5 entry fee for the day use of the Sabino Canyon and there is a long pointless walk from the park entry to the canyon entry.

Overall a good hike just be careful at the end on the large smooth rocks once you arrive at seven falls. Slipped on a large boulder and fell on my butt. Done it twice already and loved it the 2nd time. Stay on the trail, it’s much better than getting on the dirt or gravel roads. Start early it gets busy later in the mid day.

1 month ago

Great hike. Views the whole way up and down. Pretty straight forward path. Small parking lot.

the hike to 7 falls is amazing, especially if you have the chance to see it after a lot of rain. easy hike with plenty of deeper pools for kids to play in.

Beautiful scenery, and not too demanding. Definitely a good hike, and just make sure to start early to avoid the direct sun.

The seven falls is interesting, but there are not always falls here. I came here in November and January, only seeing some small pools but no flowing water.

Such an awesome hike!

Beautiful Day when you start before the sun even comes up!!

The most spectacular waterfall in the Tucson area. Wait until the mountains are full of snow like in late January or early February.

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