Tanque Verde Falls Trail

MODERATE 141 reviews
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Tanque Verde Falls Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly 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 best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

Nice afternoon hike, not very difficult as our 4 and 6 year olds made the trek, mind you they are very experienced little trail monsters! I agree the lack of rain does take away from the water experience but it is still beautiful. The drive up to the parking is fun too.

hiking
6 days ago

Go during the rainy season; this trail was not terrible, but would've been cooler if there were actual falls! Saw LOTS of dead grasshoppers along the stagnant pools. Fun rocks to climb on at the bottom.

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9 days ago

18 days ago

Great hike. Cool rock scramble towards the end thanks to little rain and no water.

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27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

A quick afternoon cool off. Even when the falls are dry there are some nice pools to swim and beaches to relax. There is some rock climbing skills needed to reach the upper Falls.

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1 month ago

Great hike. Beautiful views!

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2 months ago

Great for all folks to get down... getting to the falls require a lot more skills climbing over rocks. Good time if you can when the water is flowing.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this hike! Awesome scenery.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike. There are times when you have to climb over boulders. The big waterfall only had a trickle of water. I'll be back another time when there is more water.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great hike. For a short distance it is somewhat strenuous. The sun beats on you and bugs are out in full force but if you leave them alone and wear bug spray they don't bother you to much. You have to climb up and over rocks and some are slippery. But it's a great workout and there is much to see along the way if you don't have much time and can only do a portion of it.

hiking
2 months ago

Do NOT try to go the whole way to the falls with dogs. There are very large boulders that make it extremely difficult for them and for you. This was a very fun hike and the falls are beautiful. I will definitely do it again WITHOUT my dogs. Also wear closed toed shoes. Chacos or tevas might seem like a good idea because of the water but the sand and small rocks will get into them and make it a very unpleasant hike.