Seven Falls

Tucson, Arizona 85728

Seven Falls

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"Surrounded by soaring canyon walls, Seven Falls is one of the more alluring wonders of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Dropping through a staircase of pools, the cool water of Bear Creek tempts hikers to linger a bit. Because it is short and easy, this hike is quite popular. Regardless of the crowds, Seven Falls is a destination well worth a visit."

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Tucson (Falcon Guides)
Bruce Grubbs
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"This walk leads to famous Seven Falls, a series of seasonal cascades in Bear Canyon, which uses the Bear Canyon Trail in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. As with other seasonal streams in the Santa Catalina Mountains, the falls will be at their best in the spring after a wet winter. To explore the falls, leave the trail at the start of this climb and follow the streambed upstream. The falls are at their best after the spring snowmelt, which is usually late March or into April. Late-summer thunderstorms can also send large amounts of water through the canyon." Read more

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First of all, I don’t think that this was an easy trail at all. There were several places where you had to do some small climbing and the trail isn’t easy to follow at some points. The trail itself is pretty much level, with slight up and down hills. It’s really nice walking through the canyon and looking at the walls on both sizes.

Overall it’s an ok trail. Nothing really made it EXCITING except for the roadrunner we saw. There was a small stream running around seven falls which is a great place to rest in the cool air. Tip: There’s no sign for seven falls so if you start climbing up a side of the mountain, you’ve gone too far. That’s were you have to start hiking up the river bed. If you go up half way on the mountain, there is a nice lookout which you can see what you hiked.

If you really want a fun hike, Hugh Norris Trail is my favorite trail in this area.
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If it weren't for fear of my life I would have had a better time. The Saguaro cacti were ENORMOUS but there were signs about of "abherent behavior" of mountain lions including stalking people during the day and being out in the open in the day light. If I weren't a more stupid man, I probably would have walked further than I did......and we hiked a good 5 miles in. Other than that, the views were spectacular and the weather was perfect. Just that "upto 9 feet and 275 lbs of pure muscle that can jump 20 feet" thing that dampered my enthusiasm.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 hours
Best October to May
2,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,400 feet
Top Elevation
Coronado National Forest; Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area
Local Contacts
USGS Sabino Canyon
Local Maps

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Dec 2018