Sabino Canyon Trail #23
Trailhead: Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Length: 7.4 miles roundtrip
Wilderness Area: Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Journal: "Getting Ready to Eat"
**Kid Friendly Hike**
Directions to Trailhead:
In Tucson, take Grant Road east until it becomes Kolb Road. Turn left onto Tanque Verde Road, and continue east until you come to Sabino Canyon Road - turn left, and from there go north approximately four miles until you come to the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, on the right. Parking is limited when the weather is nice, so get there early! There is a fee for parking at the trailhead.
The Sabino Canyon Trail is an easy but very popular hike along the tram road. From the trailhead, hike along the paved road. At 0.8 miles, you will come to the junction for the Bear Canyon Trail on the right - this trail will take you to Seven Falls, three miles away.
There are facilities and picnic areas all along this trail, as well as mile markers to indicate how far you have traveled. There are also numerous creek crossings with bridges which allow the trams to pass through. However, these bridges have been known to wash away in severe weather.
At approximately 1.4 miles is the junction with the Phoneline Trail, which forks off to the right. After mile marker three, the trail begins to climb gently away from the creek towards the junction with the East and West Forks of the Sabino Canyon Trail, at 3.7 miles. The West Fork of the Sabino Canyon Trail goes to Romero Pass, where it connects with the Romero Pass Trail, which ends at Catalina State Park.
Return the way you came.
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