Bear Canyon to Seven Falls Trail

MODERATE 532 reviews
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Bear Canyon to Seven Falls Trail is a 8.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
997 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

20 hours ago

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.

hiking
4 days ago

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.

6 days ago

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.

18 days ago

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.

hiking
18 days ago

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

hiking
18 days ago

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.

19 days ago

Such an awesome hike!

hiking
19 days ago

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

hiking
23 days ago

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

hiking
29 days ago

great hike but water was not running was all dried up
great views

hiking
1 month ago

No running water, just a few stagnant pools. The hike itself is beautiful, inclined most of the way there. A must do hike for Southern AZ.

1 month ago

Great trail, should have planned better time to see the “falls”. Other than that, was a pretty good time.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a busy trail, but trail is well maintained and wide. Somewhat easy for the first 1.5 miles. Low elevation but challenging due to loose sands and rocks. The scenery is great, lots of saguaros and cool looking boulders. If you make it to the end, you will get rewarded with several swimming holes. I bet in summer this place is extra special with waterfalls and several refreshing swimming pools. The trail is about 3.5 miles each way. I started recording late and didn’t record the return. Overall this is a 8 mile trail and it took us about 4.5 hours to complete.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyable though we had hopped to see more water, Poot planning on our part. There was decent elevation gain and we enjoyed the visitors center as well as the shuttle option to the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

Started from the parking lot and was out and back to the car in 3.5 hours. Great hike to get the heart pumping but not exert yourself too much. Climb up the falls, there’s great little nooks up to relax and enjoy the water.

hiking
1 month ago

I started from the parking area up to the 7 falls. It took me about 2 hrs each way but it worths it...Amazing view and amazing place.

hiking
1 month ago

I loved it because it challenged both the mind and body equally. You’re always looking after your footing and you learn to pay attention to your whereabouts, without being too far detached from another human.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. I brought my 7 year old daughter and 11 year old son and they did this hike no problem. Good scenery and great workout.

hiking
1 month ago

A little too busy for me, but still a must do Tucson classic!

hiking
1 month ago

good hike. long and warm. lost the trail a few times where there was supposed to be water but of course AZ had not gotten any rain. The actual falls had a bit of water in them already but nothing considerable.

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