Tanque Verde Falls Trail

MODERATE 108 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

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11 days ago

Fantastic hike! It's not easy but it's not difficult. Pretty tiring hike all the way to the big falls (3rd waterfall). We went at 8am and it was a lovely hike, saw very few people. It's an amazing reward to get to the big falls and swim.

Once you get to the second falls you can either climb up slippery rock (be very careful) or take almost a horse shoe pathway (pretty steep) to the falls that will add a few minutes to the falls but is a lot safer than the slippery free hand climb.

Please note my wife and I did this as complete beginners and we did just fine. Bring plenty of water and be careful!

23 days ago

Closed July 4. Can't get to it. Road closed due fires.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful views. Get there early, we got there at about 5 am. There is no water right now. Good hike for beginners

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1 month ago

Great directions! Great short hike. Early start recommended if you are going in the summer time, it was about 95 degrees we we went after noon. Saw standing pools of water at the bottom but no waterfall. Perhaps we didn't go far enough. I forgot to turn on the feature to track the hike. I would try it again if I was in the area.

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2 months ago

Great with kids and dogs, lots of boulders to climb, even better experience if you wear water shoes! We went in March and there was still water flowing then.

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3 months ago

super short, well marked trail. if the water was flowing more I'm sure it would be gorgeous! small dog was able to hike no problem!

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3 months ago

nice trail. beautiful scenery. too difficult with dog. couldn't make it to the falls with her and three kids bit got close.