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“Seven Falls Trail in Sabino Canyon”
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Sabino Canyon
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Owner description: Located in the Catalina Mountains and part of the Coronado National Forest, this beautiful canyon offers outdoor recreation including hiking, swimming, biking and picnicking. For an overview of the area, take the narrated shuttle bus tour.
Tucson, Arizona
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“Seven Falls Trail in Sabino Canyon”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Sabino Canyon offers many beautiful hikes but I've only hiked the Seven Falls trail --twice. Once in the spring & the 2nd time just this past weekend. Early spring is the best time to go --the falls are actually flowing. When we went over the weekend, it was more like Seven Trickles than Seven Falls. This is still exciting for Tucson though! From the visitor center, the hike is about 8.8 miles round trip (I'm including the 1/2 mile to the trail head). You can opt to take the tram to the trail head for a fee. The hike itself is relatively easy & flat until about the last mile close to the falls where the trail ascends & descends over rocks. The views are beautiful & well worth the 2-3 hours (if going at a leisurely pace). It's also nice to either take a dip in the falls or just get your feet wet. At this time of the year, all we did was dip our feet since there wasn't much water. When we went during the spring, there was enough water for swimming. A couple things to note: dogs aren't allowed, there is a $5 parking fee, moderate traffic on the trail, flushing bathrooms near the trail head.

Visited November 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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“A great half day hike”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

I hike this canyon every Friday Morning @ 6am, Its beautiful, and sometimes we get to see wildlife. Its 3.7miles up, via road. There is a tram with a guide if you wish or you can go as far as you want and walk back. or hike a trail over the Mountains

Visited November 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“A nice place to hike”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Beautiful scenery. Options to hike or ride through the canyon based on how much energy you wish to exert and how comfortable you are in walking in a desert landscape. They offer a tram, paved side walk, or marked trails through the desert.

Visited October 2012
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Sun City, Arizona
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“Beautiful native area. Go in the fall and winter when temperatures are milder”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Great area to give you a feel for the desert. Variety of hikes at various levels. Well marked trails. Special events through out the year.

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“Awesome Scenery”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

This canyon park has awesome views. We visited in early October, 2012, and the temperature was in the low 90s. Being unfamiliar with Sabino Canyon, there are different ways to view the spectacular scenery. One can buy tickets at an outdoor window booth to take a tram ride into the canyon. The tram has a shade cover over one of the tram cars, and is open on the back car. There are several stops along the way going on the ride. You can hop off at the stops if you want, or you can just stay on the entire ride into the canyon and back out. Total time for the round trip is probably about 35-40 minutes. But one can get off the tram and hike or explore, and then hop back on the tram to hitch a ride back to the main entrance area. If you want to picnic, there are areas along the stop to do so. Another way to see Sabino Canyon is by just hiking it. Hikers can just take off on their own and hike the marked trails. Pick up a map inside. There are many, many trails. Remember, though, plan accordingly with the Arizona heat. When it's warm/hot, wear a hat, use sunscreen, and bring plenty of water to stay hydrated. Also, hiking can be more enjoyable and doable to the novice/intermediate hikers by heading out early morning when the sun hasn't hit its peak, or later in the afternoon although visitors must be aware of the park's closing time. This is a recommended visit.

Visited October 2012
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