Explore the most popular birding trails near Tanque Verde with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fun run, great sunsets.

I liked this alternative to Sabino Canyon......

It was a good hike. Make sure you bring some sort of hat for all the wasps. I carry our 10 month old in a deuter, trekking poles were a must for keeping balance while clambering over all the rocks. Happy Hiking!

Private, pretty, good moderate trail.

Beautiful and quite easy trail. A lot of wild flowers and flowering cacti.

Wouldn’t give this a “moderate” rating. Better ranked as “easy”.

A good, quick little trail. My companion was my 10 year old daughter who loved the view and took some Polaroids.

Great trail. Nice and flat warm up the first half hour of the hike and then it gets challenging and fluctuates between moderate and difficult but the views of the valley below can be quickly a d easily viewed. Bridal falls is small and usually only trickles most of the time unless there is heavy snow in the mountains which is not often. Bottom line is that it is a very nice hike and adventuresome. Around March or April brings a carpet of beautiful flowers along this hike.

Easy trail, little elevation gain. Good way to get out and see the vegetation up close. Got repetitive after a while.

I’ve been coming to this location for a few years. It’s a great alternative to Sabino Canyon due to the ridiculous shuttle going up and down with tourist aboard. It’s much quieter because there’s no PA speaker system nearby. I usually access this area from the small dirt parking lot to the south, in a residential area. Very scenic area as well.

Great hike was difficult towards the end but definitely worth it to see the waterfalls. Very gorgeous views along the way too. Anyone can do this hike, saw teenagers along the trail that made it to the end and my parents in their 60s made it without any problems too.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I have lived in Tucson for almost 40 years. I have always heard that Tanque Verde Falls were beautiful, but never took the time to see for myself. The pictures I have seen do not do it justice. My teenage son goes there frequently to cliff jump into some of the swollen pools, but I went for the beauty. you definitely need to be careful in the upper falls area, and I can see why so many people have fallen to injury or death there. in the future, I am certainly going to explore this area more, but I am going to wear better shoes.

Friday, February 24, 2017

There actually is a well worn trail from this parking area down to the creek, but I always bushwhack down this pitch to get to a nice level spot where you can sit and see all the upper falls, and you are right above the lower falls. 99% of people are taking the main trail down to the creek, and I have never seen anyone else at this spot. But it is the best place to see the falls from above. Great for photos. I have dropped down from the road to this place many times.

3 months ago

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