Seven Falls refers to a series of cascading waterfalls in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of the city of Tucson, Arizona. The presence of the waterfalls creates an unexpected scene in the otherwise arid desert environment. A popular and often crowded trail takes you up Bear Canyon to reach the falls.
Bear Canyon Trailhead sits at the north end of North Bear Canyon Road in the city of Tucson, Arizona as seen on the map above. There is parking room for about 15 cars.
You can also start at Sabino Canyon Trailhead (fee required). From there, you can hike 1.5 miles or take the shuttle bus to the mouth of Bear Canyon.
Elevation at Trailhead: 2650 ft
Highest Point: 3400 ft
Elevation at Seven Falls: 3300 ft
Roundtrip: 7.4 miles
From North Bear Canyon Trailhead follow the trail north toward the mountains.
Crossing Bear Creek.
After 0.7 miles, you will reach the road that comes from Sabino Canyon Trailhead. Cross the road to the north side and continue the trail. Looking south at the distant Santa Rita Mountains.
Mouth of Bear Canyon. Gibbon Mountain and Thimble Peak seen.
Views in Bear Canyon.
First view of Seven Falls from the trail.
At a split in the trail, turn right and go down the trail to reach the pool at the bottom of the falls.