West Fork Sabino Canyon Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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West Fork Sabino Canyon Trail is a 14.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

14.9 miles
1896 feet
Out & Back



nature trips



wild flowers


no dogs

Directions from Tucson: From Tanque Verde Road turn north on Sabino Canyon Road and follow it 4 miles to the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Visitor Center. From the Visitor Center, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., hikers can take the shuttle bus (for a fee) to the trailhead. If you prefer, or if the shuttle bus is not running, you can hike to the trailheads along the shuttle bus route.

27 days ago

Gorgeous day for a hike in Arizona!

3 months ago

Beautiful area! If you want a bit of a shorter hike, take the tram from the parking area and get off at the last stop. We camped for two nights. There are some pools with water in them. Really lovely trip.

4 months ago

easy trail. lots of fall colors framed with canyon walls and a nice little stream meandering thru.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

My wife and I had a great time doing this hike via Phoneline Trl. and up into Hutch's Pool. Amazing views the whole time.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Amazing views in December!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Informative visitor's center. Lots of fun excursion trails to take and bathrooms along the way. You can ride the tram and hop on & off anytime for $10 adults and less for kids. We just went up for an hour then had to turn around.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Are you able to backpack here for a night?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

I don't know how many times we did this road, 3.7 miles one way to the end. if you want more exercise, you can climb up to the phone line at the end of the tram, you will get around 9 miles total. not too bad though.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Terrific day out. Recommend taking the tram up to the end of the road (stop 9) this makes the hike about 8.5 miles rnd trip. Superb views in all directions - wicked good wild flowers in late March.
Crowd was scary at the trailhead, but most fell off at the first junction heading back down the canyon to the visitor center.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

It was an unforgettable park with beautiful scenery of mountain ranges, small peaceful rivers, rows and rows of saguaro cacti, and and even a small "beach". I would definitely recommend this for your next vacation spot or day hike!

Friday, December 04, 2015

What is the relation of the map to this hike? Detroit Lake? This trail is in Arizona.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

We did this trail years ago but loved it. Cactus are plentiful. There is n entrance fee.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A lot of fun close to Tucson but still out in the middle of nature. There is a fee to get into this park and use the trail I recommend going with the season pass but that's just me.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Took the tram up to the 9th stop and wanted to hike down. Explored the 8th stop where you can get down to the water and it was absolutely beautiful!! Creek was refreshing. Explored and took some pictures until the monsoon started making it's way in. Went back up to the road and made our way down to the 6th stop where we got back on the tram to get to the beginning before the rains came (didn't want to lose the camera!) We plan on coming back very soon to do the complete hike!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Loved this area. Great Scenic view of Sabino Canyon after an initial upward climb on a series of switchbacks. The trail then intersects with several other trailswhere you can continue your upward journey or head back down to Sabino canyon. A good day hike

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