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EXPLORE: Follow KGUN9 to Seven Falls

Posted at 3:26 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 19:30:53-04

Seven Falls is a treasure in Tucson! This hiking spot is located at Sabino Canyon in Tucson's Coronado National Forest. This nine-mile (round trip) hike difficulty level is considered moderate to difficult.   

Step One
You have two options, when beginning your hike. You may hike two miles (four miles round trip) of paved road to the Seven Falls trail head. Or, you can take the 'Bear Canyon' tram route to the last tram stop. The tram is $4 (round trip) for ages 13+ and $2 for children under 13 years old. Children 2 and under ride for free. 

Step Two
Once you arrive at trail head #3 (where the tram will drop you off), you have the option of taking a wider path at shuttle stop #3 or you can take trail #29, located to the left. Both paths will lead you to Seven Falls. This trail is about 5 miles round trip.

Step Three
Next you can expect the trail to crisscross over Sabino Creek. The creek may be dry or have water present, depending on the time of the year you go. 

Tip! Watch for markers to help guide you on the correct path. Additionally, look for well defined trails. If you walk for a long period time without a clear path, you may be in the incorrect place. This happened to us a few times!

Step Four
The trail will start to rise up the side of Bear Canyon. As you start your incline, the trail will turn to switchbacks, before revealing the majestic falls. Keep in mind, while there were pools of water, there were no running water falls. This is dependent on the time of year. 

Tip! It is suggested you bring at least one quart of water per person. We drank a lot more water than we expected we would! 

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