Bear Canyon to Seven Falls Trail

MODERATE 650 reviews
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Bear Canyon to Seven Falls Trail is a 7.9 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
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,036 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

partially paved

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

5 days ago

Great hike with a beautiful waterfall. Loved it. Will go back.

13 days ago

Spectacular! Crossing the river so many times was great fun, but expect to get wet. Don't bother taking your shoes off and on, you will get wet no matter what! Just enjoy the water. The falls at the end were stunning. I recorded 8.8 miles, not sure where they got 7.9. Towards the beginning of the hike, you can opt to hike on a dirt road or the trail thru the saguaros, choose the saguaros!

20 days ago

one of my faves. go early. espcicially in early spring, once the sun passes the crest of the mountains on the westside of the canyon it gets dark quick so allow yourself time to get out! be prepared to get wet as you pass ovey the creek about 5 times before getting to the falls. depending on the time of year and there can be a little or a lot of water. usually there is a lot of water in the spring (when we have had a lot of snow, like this year)

rocky
21 days ago

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rocky
26 days ago

My first hike with water and it was worth it! The water was too cold to actually swim but I’ll definitely try again in the summer. Pretty even trail, not any areas that were too steep. Made it up and down in 4 hours!

hiking
29 days ago

This was an amazing and fun trail to hike. Loved it. The falls were beautiful.

View at Seven Falls makes it worth the 8.75 miles. I tracked it well over what was advertised here on the different devices. Not sure where the 7 miles comes from. Went during the week moderate traffic.

hiking
1 month ago

It has been a while since I was last out here. I went on a holiday(MLK) and the trail was packed. There were large parties. In many cases, hikers were blaring music out of loud speakers while walking. Not very serene. I realize this is a busy trail, but that seemed like a bit much. That being said, the water was flowing, wildlife was abounding, and the views breathtaking. Try a weekday when the crowds will be down for a better experience overall.

1 month ago

One of my favorite hike in Tucson. My one year old son and I hike on 12/31 and it was beautiful, lots of flowing water and the falls was beautiful. If you are planning on hiking with a Baby make sure to bring hiking sticks they are very handy when you are coming down hill.

1 month ago

LOVE this hike all year round. I start bringing my children at age 4. Child back carrier possible but not alone, I'd bring someone to help with the steep areas and climbing down areas for child safety. Not stopping with a decent pace is 1hr 45min from bear canyon trail. Road dead ends - turn left- parking around to the right. HOWEVER this map is showing from sabino canyon. Be smart and bring extra water. July monsoons watch for thunder head clouds and hike back immediately once you see them forming. 7 crossovers. Last 2 are about 15-20 min long each. Possible chance of shoes getting wet when water is high. Bathroom and water fountain are on the road before the main trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

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rocky
1 month ago

Gorgeous, sunny trail! A couple things worth noting--
1. This is a longer trail, and can seem to drag on towards the end. Don't give up hope! It's very worth it.
2. This trail involves lots of river crossings, so either wear shoes you don't mind getting wet or be prepared for taking them on and off.
3. Pools at the end are very cold, but a quick dive in and out is incredibly refreshing.

1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views of the canyon as you go!

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail!
I’m disabled & am still able to pull this off...
The falls & creek are beautiful!

2 months ago

Great walk!

2 months ago

Start early to avoid crowds. Later than 8 start and you'll likely have much company at the falls. by mid day it'll be packed. When you have it to yourself it's almost magical. Amazing trail and scenery just outside of Tucson

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trails! We had so much fun hiking this trail. Some parts it’s a bit difficult to tell where the trail is, but otherwise super easy to follow. A great hike for us, not strenuous but not a stroll either. Make sure to explore around the pool at the end.

2 months ago

Easy and not so long Trail
Beautiful day on december
Superb trees and cristal water

2 months ago

one of my favorites! never disappoints. water makes it such a gorgeous trail. good for summer (if appropriately prepared with water, hat, and sunscreen!!) or winter.

hiking
2 months ago

This is an awesome trail with great views. Not a hard trail not easy either.. the low rating is due to the excessive flow of people heading to the falls!! A friend wanted to see the falls so went back with her but started at 6:30am and no one was there when we got there!!!

hiking
2 months ago

I don't know if I misread the mile marks but for us it was longer than 9 miles and we didn't reach the end. We stopped at 4.5 miles as it was getting darker and turned back. I was expecting the trail end at 3.8 miles based on the total of 7.9 miles. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful hike. It was like walking through a slightly elevated landscape garden. I just love the saguaros!

2 months ago

Did this hike with family while visiting my sister the day before Thanksgiving. There was not as much water flowing at the falls this year compared to last year when we did this hike, but it’s still beautiful. A few water crossings, but we didn’t even get our feet wet this year.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked it before Thanksgiving. Was a great hike and loved the falls. I highly recommend this trail

3 months ago

best trail run ever!

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