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Seven Falls via Bear Canyon Road

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Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

Seven Falls via Bear Canyon Road is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 6.8 miles Elevation Gain: 925 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

cave

partially paved

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Seven mile hike from the Bear Canyon Trailhead. Parking is limited. Can park at trailhead or on residential streets nearby sunrise to sunset only.

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rocky
1 month ago

Great trail, went off trail couple of time. Lost some time in that but All Trail Map helped me. View were amazing. Seen quite a few other hikers on the way back.

1 month ago

Parked off of Bear Canyon Rd. signs say private, turn around but keep going and there's a small parking lot past the few houses. We hit the trail at 9am and it was 90 degrees out. it was HOT!! Take lots of water if you're going to do it in warmer temps. Beautiful canyon views & saguaros. the waterfall and swimming pools are the end were very refreshing. You cross over the dry Creek bed multiple times but there were trail markers each time, just look for them and you'll stay on the trail no problem. I would mostly consider this an easy home except for the weather nearly scorched us. from the parking lot recorded 6.8 miles.

This trail is very popular for young people to swim in the falls at the end. It is exposed and very hot even early in the morning. The trail was too crowded for our liking, but has nice saguaro and canyon views.

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

we parked at the trail head and my watch clocked 8.3 miles, that includes about 1/4 mile backtrack at the beginning. Pay close attention to the beginning of the trail, we ended up on private property because we missed the crossover the creek. Tons of little gnats/flies which were very annoying but otherwise a pretty easy hike. Slight scramble if you want to get higher up the waterfall. Will definitely do again!

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail parked past the overflow parking so the hike ended up being around 9miles. The water was ice cold but perfect to cool off before desending. Tip... pay attention to where you enter. It is worth going all the way to the top!

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bugs
no shade
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rocky
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

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bugs
2 months ago

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no shade
2 months ago

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bugs
2 months ago

Bring bug spray. The gnats were out of control. It is a beautiful hike though.

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no shade
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

This has become My second favorite place to be in Arizona

Water still flowing. We had to park in the median on the road, so added some extra distance. Weather was hot! Search and rescue was on scene rescuing a hiker.

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2 months ago

If you like listening to hip hop music, this trail is for you! Creek was low enough to cross at all the spots without getting wet. Wore trail runners and they are the right shoe for this hike. 8.5M total from the parking lot. Finished in 3h 39m.

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rocky
2 months ago

Good trail that crosses the creek several times. We rode our horses and they handled it very well. It is rocky but, our horses lived in the Rockies in Colorado and are well-trained trail horses. Horses need shoes, must be sure-footed and cross water willingly. Every hiker we encountered was pleasant, well-versed in trail etiquette with horses and enjoyed seeing us riding. We rode on a weekday in the morning. Cactuses are starting to bloom and the creek is running.

This is always going to be my favorite hike in Tucson. Make sure you look carefully for the yellow flags and trail markers, otherwise you can end up in tricky places! Once you get to the falls, you can climb up the right side and kind of scramble up the cliff edge to get to the higher pools. They were shallow at this time of year compared to the lower pools. Parking is difficult, there are not many spaces so get there early. Granted, this is most likely do to the pandemic. There was also A LOT of litter on the trail. Its super disappointing because its normally pretty clean due to the length of this hike. We picked up two bags full of any visible trash we could find on our way back.

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2 months ago

Una ruta genial y un buen final. Cuidado con las serpientes, vimos dos.

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2 months ago

Another Favorite! Great views, well marked, and the Seven Falls were beautiful! Love love love this hike

This wasn’t a hike so much as it was a block party.

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rocky
2 months ago

Still tons of water flowing at the falls. The crossings aren’t overflowing so you won’t get your feet wet at all unless you slip. It’s always a blast to do this trail and everyone out was super nice

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