Hike the Sabino Canyon Trail
Arizona › Sabino Canyon Trailhead
Added by Molly Adshead
Magnificent views of rock formations, saguaros, and desert vegetation.Ascends from 2,800 ft to 3,300 ft (500' gain)Distance: 7.6 there and backDuration: day hike
This popular trail is a paved road that crosses 9 stone bridges over Sabino Creek. The creek itself is pretty dry most of the year, but after a rain it's a wonderful place to cool off and escape from the merciless desert heat. Hikers, cyclists and equestrians alike share and enjoy the trail. There's also a shuttle that will take you to the top and back for a small fee. The trail is lined with picnic areas and bathrooms and is family friendly.
The best time of day to hike this trail; the earlier the better. Avoiding the midday sun will make your experience all the more enjoyable. I also recommend you explore the little side trails and the creek to really delve into what the canyon has to offer. Just be wary of cacti and the little critters.
The fee to enter the national park is per person; $10 for adults and $4 for children (This is only if you park in the designated parking area).
- Plenty of water
- Hiking or running shoes
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I love this place but there are much better views to be had from the trails in this area that aren't paved. Also, if you live in the Tucson area the annual pass for Coronado National Forest is only $20 so it pays for itself after just a couple visits.
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