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Seven Falls Trail to Phoneline Trail is a 16.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking and is best used from September until May.

Length 16.4 mi Elevation gain 2,910 ft Route type Loop

Backpacking

Hiking

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No shade

No dogs

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This trail starts in the Sobina Canyon Recreation Area, which does not allow dogs.

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Rob Landers
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Well maintained trail that’s easy to follow. When traversing through the creek beds, look for cairns to assist with direction. I’m an avid hiker with the physical build of a pronghorn. Also, I live at a much higher elevation in Colorado. I completed the hike (without running) in 6 hours. The low/high temperature spread was 62/85 degrees. I brought 4 liters of water; 3 liters in my hydro reservoir, and an additional liter in electrolytes. I brought a few snacks too. Overall, fun hike, challenging, and absolutely gorgeous. The biodiversity of the Southern AZ desert is truly remarkable. One of my favorite areas in the country. I’ll definitely hike this trail again.

Jason S.
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Hiking

Hot. Very hot. over 100 degrees by the end and nearly no shade. I went up the Bear Canyon side and saw zero water crossings. Absolutely beautiful around the Arizona trail. Thunderstorm rolled in at the end. It was a great cool-off but slowed me down.

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William Borland
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Hiking

Great walk through I underestimated the distances due to the large number of switchbacks. Also shade trees are few and far between so use them wisely...

Ali Weigh
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Hiking

An excellent loop without too much elevation gain. The Bear Canyon can be crowded on weekends but after the turn off for Seven Falls don't see many people till Phoneline. Still lots of water in the canyon. Worth a side trip to the falls or Hutch's Pool.

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Mindy King
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HikingOver grown

Couldn't have asked for better weather! The section for 7 falls was super busy for a weekday, but otherwise it was a lovely, long hike.

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Sabrina Scott
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Beautiful hike brings plenty of water.

Gregory Arnold
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Hiking

Nice hike. Not hard except that it took sunup to sunset to complete. Jan 20th. Lots of water everywhere. Love it.

Mindy King
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Hiking

Did the whole loop today, but did it the other way around. Due to flooding on the road/bridge, I started on the road to the Sabino canyon dam, then found a place to cross before joining up with the phoneline trail then on to Bear Canyon. This may have added a little extra distance, but not much. It is definitely a long one; going at a slow, steady pace with a few stops, took a little over 7 hours. Most of the trail is either fairly flat or has a steady ascent and descent. There are many sections with switchbacks making elevation gain/loss pretty easy. The weather was great and the trail was easy to follow. There were some parts that were overgrown with grass, but overall well kept.

Derek H
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Running

The flocks have returned, so I parked in the overflow lot, ran a 5k up the tram road. Total mileage round-trip ended up being 17.4. East Fork was becoming overgrown. Had 2L in my CamelBak, wouldn't go so light again. Overall, amazing views and active water features.

Stanford Lerch
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October. Good shade well past 7 Fall, started 0615. I don't know about 7 hrs, my 10yo and I did it in 11.5 leisurely, about 16.5 miles from viz center and back. Beautiful scenery you don't see from common trails. no real water yet, pack 200oz+ to be safe. Did not see a sole until hitting tram 9, someone coming from the pool followed. Good hike, not for beginners, my boy is well versed hiker.

Ed Osterhoudt
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Hiking

I'll start by saying that I love this loop. It's my favorite in the entire Tucson area. You need to get out very early if you're going to take it on April - October. Starting up Phoneline and ending on the Bear Canyon side offers the opportunity to take a quick dip in the cool Seven Falls water. There is a great landing near the high point with some large boulders to sit down and grab something to eat. Took me about 7 hours to complete.

Josue Limon
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Dylan Young
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Ryan Kitching
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Christopher Grant
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Amy O'Rourke
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Nate Mueller
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Jeff Bennett
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Ali Weigh
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Richard Beichler
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Rebecca Baril
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Ali Weigh
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Will Kauffman
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Glenn Mulloy
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Sven Pfleiderer
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Ali Weigh
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Rebecca Baril
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Kristie Hight
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Michel Mercurio
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