Yesterday was sort of a christening to the start of the season’s outdoor activities for us. While still somewhat hot in the afternoon, the heat has been drastically reduced from unbearably hot to… bearable. Yesterday we were able to bear a hike to Seven Falls. It’s been over 3.5 years since we last did this hike in Sabino Canyon in the spring of 2009.
From the visitor center, the Seven Falls trail head is ½ mile away. Seven Falls is relatively easy and is about 8.8 miles / 14.1622 kilometers round trip from the visitor center. It’s mostly a straight shot until the last mile in which the trail steadily ascends then quickly descends into the falls.
Flat hike to the trail head.
The trail crosses and travels along the run off from the falls. At this time of the year, the river bed was pretty dry.
Where the trail starts to ascend.
We did it! Highlight of the trip: knowing we each burned 1,100 calories minimum. So we proceeded to stuff our faces with Mexican food at Guadalajara Grill right after….
Seven Falls Trail Overview
- Address: 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750
- Fees: $5/vehicle (Sabino Canyon Day Pass)
- Difficulty: Moderately Easy
- Usage: Moderate
- Length: 8.2 Miles Out & Back
- Things to note:
- There are flushing bathrooms at the trail head
- Best time to do this hike is in early spring, when the snow is melting and the falls are flowing
- This is an exposed trail, therefore shade is minimal. Drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen, & a hat to prevent heat exhaustion.
- Pets allowed: No