Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Seven Falls Day Hike
when Trip Report : April 7, 2012
  Trip Report : April 5, 2003
  Trip Report : March 7, 1998
where Tucson
the hike This is an out and back 7.6 mile hike which I have never been on before, so for me, it is exploratory. We will start out on the trail from the men’s restroom (yes, the men’s restroom) at the Visitor’s Center for 1.8 miles where we will actually reach the trail to Seven Falls. It takes another 2.5 miles to reach Seven Falls. There will be seven crossings over Sabino Creek so it is possible that you will get your feet wet. When the creek is dry, the footing is stable at most of the crossing points, but when water is present, it can be more challenging. The seventh creek crossing comes shortly after some big boulders. The trail rises up a switchback to the sign for Bear Canyon Trail #29 which continues on. A short side trail takes you down to Seven Falls. Hikers are rewarded with several pools of water to relax by and wade in during most of the year.
distance 8 miles round trip without the shuttle, or 4 miles if you take the tram.
time 4-6 hours
EC +-700' elevation change
elevations 2,730 feet (trailhead) to 3,250 feet (above Seven Falls)
on trail 100% — Bear Canyon Trail FS #29
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dogs no
cost $5 for a Day Pass, plus sharing gas expenses with the driver. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
weather Tucson
meet 7:00 AM in the parking lot south of Einstein Bros. Bagels on the SE corner of 48th Street & Ray Road, west of I-10. For those leaving their cars behind, please park up against the west curb of the parking lot and not in the Einstein’s common parking area.
drive From Phoenix, Take I-10 South to Exit 256 toward Grant Rd. Merge onto N I-10 Frontage Rd/N Business Center Dr/N Casa Grande Hwy. Turn left onto W. Grant Rd. (if you reach W Speedway Blvd you’ve gone about 1.1 miles too far). Turn left onto E Tanque Verde Rd. Turn left (N) at Sabino Canyon Road. Go about 8 miles up Sabino Canyon Road and you come to a four-way stop sign. Go through the intersection and take the next right into the parking lot of Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. Approximately 110 miles one way. Sabino Canyon Recreation Center: (520) 749-8700

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