Well, Arizonian’s, it’s that time of the year now where we all want to break out our hiking shoes and return to one of the reasons why we love this state oh so much, the fact that we get to hike and partake in outdoor activities (really, all year) starting right about…now.
Note to every other state (besides California): Please don’t hate us, we can’t help it.
Seven Falls is a hike located in the beautiful Santa Catalina mountains in Tucson– 7.8 miles of pure beauty and I loved every second of it.
Besides when I got near heat-stroke near the end and Garrett poured a bottle of water over my head. I screamed at him and walked faster out of fury, but in retrospect I probably should have thanked him for not letting me almost die. My hair got messed up though and I looked like a mascara monster, so I suppose I can still hold my grudge…
We still took this pic though at the end, so I suppose we’re good fakers.
I also recommend taking the tram to the trailhead, it will make your life a gazillion times easier.
Anywho, incase the part where you read 7.8 miles made you run for the hills, it’s really easy. And I don’t want you to sit there thinking, “Well, she does this all the time so blah blah blah…” No, guys, I swear, it is! It’s done on mostly flat land and has breaks at every which corner where you can take snapshots or find secret bathing pools. Really cool! Like this one, here:
I also recommend packing in a delicious (and hiker friendly) lunch to enjoy at the falls! Also? Bring a bathing suit! Once you get to the falls you can cool off by taking a refreshing dip in the water.
Seven Falls is located in Sabino Canyon and you’ll have to park in their visitor’s lot which costs $8/person (bring CASH) + is open from 9-4:30 in Mid.Dec-June and 9-4 on weekdays July-Mid.Dec and 9-4:30 weekends. But really, don’t go in the summer. The falls will almost be dried up and it will be hotter than hell. Do yourself a favor and don’t die.
- Bring loads of water– I really suggest something like a Camelback.
- Protein bars or foods packed with high protein are a must!
- Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! It’s Arizona and you will get burned.
- Bring a camera– it’s absolutely breathtaking!
- Wear or bring a swimsuit to change into. If you can fit it, a small towel as well.
- Go as early as you can– it’ll be more enjoyable and you’ll get there before the crowds!
To get to Sabino Canyon: From Tanque Verde Road in Tucson turn north on Sabino Canyon
Road 4 miles to the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Visitor Center
Have you ever hiked the Seven Falls trail? Where’s your favorite spot to hike? Would you ever want to go?
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