Explore the most popular hiking trails in Sabino Canyon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hiked it on a Sunday after Saturday rains. Stream was up to my knees during crossings and all seven falls were roaring. Be careful not to lose track of the trail near the last (7th) crossing.

Seven Falls was by far one of my favorite hikes of our trip! I loved crossing the stream and all the scenic views before reaching the falls at the end. My advice: bring a picnic lunch or snacks and enjoy some time to relax by the waterfalls.

It was a very nice trail. This time of year the water seemed to be flowing well, we only made it about a mile in before turning around due to all the gnats and no see-ums. If you plan to do this hike BRING BUG SPRAY! We forgot ours and were driven crazy!

Great hike!! Creek had lots of water going!! So good to see evidence(poo) of big horns in the Sabino canyon area!

Tram or walking, this is one of the prettiest places in Southern AZ.

Awesome hike. PhoneLine switchback ascent is more moderate than easy.

It's not as easy as it sounds, I'd say it's more for a greater level of difficulty, but the beauty of the path and the arrival at seven waterfalls make up for every rock climbed by the way !!! The landscapes are beautiful and I never tire of admiring the mountains !!! Worth it!!

nice paved walk

Gorgeous canyon trail. Very little water unless it's early spring or there was recent, heavy rainfall so don't bet on the falls being active. Very easy hike, not much in the way of elevation gain until the very end. We did this trail in late May, started at 8 and finished around 11- any later and it would be too hot because there is almost no shade. I suggest taking the shuttle, it drops you off right at the start of the trailhead instead of walking about a mile on a paved road. This would be suitable for beginners in the cooler months.

This route is my favorite head-clearing walk in Sabino.

My favorite Sabino Canyon hike❤️ upper hiking vistas into layers of canyons in Pusch Ridge Wilderness. Hike long or short time, it’s least crowded hike in Sabino.

Love that you get to see Sabino from both sides of the canyon.

We do this trail alot. Very easy trail for the whole family. Great views and we love the cool swim.

Awesome hike from October to April. The best time to hike it is when Sabino Creek is flowing from the winter snow melt.

My son (7 years old) and I enjoyed the cayon views and minor rock scrambling. The girls in the family are strong hikers too. However, did not care for the heights amid some loose gravel parts.

hiking
7 months ago

My first hike last year visiting... Easy and bathrooms along the way. Little pools with small waterfalls near the top if I can recall correctly. Very scenic and memorable.

beautiful hike, fun trail

Great trail, use the tram to get to the trail head not gps- gps drops you a mile from the actual trail head. Very heavily trafficked.

Agree that the distance is wrong. More like 4.7. Beginning and end are flat, some wide trail/road.....less appealingly.

Made it about 3/4 of the way there. Complaining kid made us turn back. Plan for lots of water & start out early. We went on a day when the tram wasn't running, but would plan next time to go when we can take the tram so we cut off some time getting up there. Beautiful trail and well traveled - saw other kids and a variety of ppl walking.

hiking
9 months ago

Did this hike as a day trip, would love to spend a night at the pools next time. There is too much to do! I'd hit this hike in the Spring as the snowmelt usually fills the pools quite a bit.

Beautiful trail that winds and climbs through Saguaro, mesquite, Palo Verde and crosses river bed many times. The trail disappears every now and then but the route is well traveled so following footprints is helpful. Other hikers are usually close and helpful.

backpacking
11 months ago

We did this as a 3 day backpacking trip, with 2 nights at the pools. The trail is well-marked. There is still water at the polls. We encountered 2 separate campgrounds starting about 10 min after you cross to the south side of sabino creek then a 2nd campground another 10 minutes down the trial.

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Approximate time:
~ 120 minutes each way

Beautiful hike. Lot's people but that is a good thing as you feel safer. Took the tram to save time.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

pretty view of the mountains. very easy.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Bring LOTS of water and sunscreen! There is very little shade on this trail. Incline and terrain wise it was quite nice. It took us almost 5 hours to complete, but a lot of that was due to rest stops in every tiny patch of shade we found. I'll definitely be returning when it's a little cooler out.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Great path for running. It can get crowded at peak times, but I usually go early in the morning before the trams are running and it's much quieter. good mix of rolling hills, with a steeper portion the last 3/4 mile to the top.

camping
Friday, May 19, 2017

Great place to take the kids! Very beautiful.

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