Bear Canyon Trail Twenty-Nine is a 16.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Great time going all the way up this canyon, looping back down and coming out sabino canyon, 17.5 miles I think. Lots of wildlife, so many beautiful sweeping landscapes, rushing rivers, cool mountain breezes, great wild flowers and cacti, butterflies... what more could you ask for? Hard hike but worth it. Leave bear cyn trailhead before 9 am though! I left a little after that and it was dark by the time I was back. I missed it and walked but if you leave early enough and make it to the end of the tram road in time, the last tram leaves at 6 (I think) and I'm sure you can get a ride back down sabino canyon, where it's a quick walk back to the bear cyn trailhead
Great hike but a little isolated no one on the trail but me.
Wayde and I took Bear Canyon Trail and crossed over to Sabino Canyon parking lot - a 17 mile trek. Stunning but very difficult.
This is a wonderful trail. The first part is very popular with 7 falls as the destination. Up to the falls (about 4mi in) is fairly flat and easy, though it is a little tricky to find the trail when it crosses the (usually dry) stream. If you are going in the summer monsoon season this trail and the falls can be deadly! There have been several deaths and last summer some folks had to spend the night until the water receded the next morning. Don't do it.
If you keep going past the falls (detour the side trail to the falls) the elevation increases rapidly to get around the falls into the upper canyon. The second photo of mine (with the straw colored grass) is looking down at the falls and the trail up to the upper canyon. The other photo I posted is looking up the upper canyon. This is lightly traveled and beautiful!