Seven Falls

the group at seven falls
Success! We swam in Seven Falls!

It's a little less than 9 miles round trip but well worth it because you can relax, swim and cool off at the falls. The water is pretty frigid though considering it's melted snow. Yes, it does snow in Tucson...

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
Starting out at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center.

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
Water!

A warning sign at Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona

Putting more weight in his bag while hiking Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
Apparently the 1.5 gallon jug of water in his bag wasn't heavy enough so this went in too.

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
I remember when we first moved to Arizona, how amazed we were at the height of the cacti.  Still blows us away.

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
Dry waterbed crossing.

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
This trail is pretty populated.

lizard resting on a rock on the Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
Can you spot the lizard?  It almost blends right in!

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona

Resting on the Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
Taking a break to rest our feet.

Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona

SSeven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
Nearly there!

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona

Jumping into the falls at Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
We made it!!

Swimming Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
The water was freezing BTW.  There's also a deep drop off half way to the waterfall before it rises again.

In the falls at Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
Ahhhh cold!

Jumping into the falls at Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
Taking the plunge.

Toweling off at Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona


I think this is when my better half and I swam to the waterfall but it was so cold I was shouting most of the way.

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona

Seven Falls hike trail in Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Tucson, AZ, Arizona
The group, exhausted but almost near the end of the trail.

The hike back was a little brutal but we had an awesome steak BBQ when we finished our hike!

Seven Falls

Address: 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750
Distance: 8.2 Miles Out & Back
Elevation: 717
Fees: $5/vehicle parking
Website: sabinocanyon.org

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