Africancrab & Babycrab Hike all the way to Seven Falls
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You'll leave from the Sabino Canyon visitor center and hike toward and through Bear Canyon which runs parallel to Sabino Canyon. When there's water flowing the trail criss crosses through the stream numerous times. You will cross 6 different streams before you get to the base of the 700 feet climb up giving you a view of the wonderful landscape and Tucson in the distance. It is recommended you hike in the early morning before the sun gets too hot, or later in the afternoon when it begins to cool down. At the end of your outbound hike is the much anticipated 7-tiered waterfall in the middle of the desert. I recommend hiking during the week when there is less human traffic, carry lots of drinking water, it is over 4 hours of hiking and the heat can get to you. Do not forget your hat, sunscreen, shoes that you do not mind taking off to cross the many water streams. Taking off shoes and putting them back on can be a waste of time. Try not to hike alone, this is a much longer hike than your regular 3-5 miles. There are rangers around to assist in case they are needed, we came across them on horse back and ranger cars. There is a 3,300 elevation gain and a little over 8 miles of hiking involved. It is by no means an easy hike. The pay off is the breathtaking view of the 7 tiered falls and the sound of so much water falling.