Sabino Lake Loop is a 3.7 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from September until May.

Distance: 3.7 km Elevation Gain: 44 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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bugs
13 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

My first time. It was a challenge for me but I’m not active at all. Lol I love it though! The damn was pretty!

Not a lot of shade on the way to the dam. Either go early in the morning or in the winter time. The dam/river is great to swim and relax for a bit. Families will often bring a cooler and spend the afternoon there. It's about a mile hike from the visitor center to the dam. There is a restroom halfway there.

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flooded
2 months ago

This trail is super easy with gorgeous cactus views. The dam is beautiful too. When we hiked it had been raining so the dam was overflowing. There’s off road trails and paved trails.

hiking
3 months ago

A nice easy hike. The flowers are blooming all along the way. Great choice for a quick hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Three hikes warm up Sabino Canyon to the dam Main Event blackett's Ridge cool down phone line short Loop .

hiking
3 months ago

This is my second time taking this route. As an “easy” hiker who gets nervous climbing narrow, rocky trails next to sheer dropoffs, I was terrified the first time around, especially as I was half-lost and it was going to start getting dark soon. This time, a little more experienced and hiking in the bright afternoon, I was far more confident. But I still question a rating of “easy.” It’s beautiful, though.

hiking
4 months ago

Lovely trail, easy to access. Nice canyon views and lots of interesting species of cacti (we went during winter, so we didn't see any wildflowers).

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flooded
rocky
4 months ago

recorded Sabino Lake Loop

hiking
flooded
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Easy, nice view of the river

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fee
8 months ago

cool little trail part of much bigger loops. good for kids and adults of all ages. they have shuttles if you are feeling frisky you can catch a shuttle back down the longer/harder trails if needed. the dam had some running water today (9.14.19) but apparently none of the other spots did yet.

no shade
Tue May 28 2019

Great little hike with a four year old.

hiking
Sat Apr 20 2019

Nice easy morning outing on 4/20 with family and grand baby. We did a little variation that took us along the stream and by the dam. It was very pretty along the stream. There were a lot of people on the trail and it was pretty warm by 9 A.M. Also there were a lot of little gnats(?).

hiking
Tue Apr 09 2019

Perfect hike with a toddler!

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Fri Mar 29 2019

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Tue Mar 19 2019

We were leaving Tuscon later in the day and wanted a quick walk to say good-bye to the wonderful cacti. This hike was perfect for such a good-bye. It’s very easy and pleasant. Not well-shaded so make sure you wear sun screen.

hiking
Wed Mar 06 2019

It was an easy and short trail mostly paved. The water was running which made for some great views.

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washed out
Sun Feb 17 2019

Flooding washout the trail. Couldn't get to phone line.

Mon Jan 21 2019

beautiful.

hiking
Fri Jan 04 2019

If you’re looking for a quick jaunt in Sabino Canyon, this is a good choice. You’ll spend most of your time on roads, but the cut across on the Bluff Trail is a really pretty stretch. A nice walk for those in a hurry.

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3 days ago

running
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