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North Upper Sabino Canyon Road

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.9 mile 6.2 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 634' 193 m
Descent: -33' -10 m
High: 3,343' 1,019 m
Low: 2,736' 834 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Stephen Woodall

Enjoy a hike along Sabino Creek up or down the paved tram road at Sabino Canyon.

Stephen Woodall

Features River/Creek · Views

The Sabino Canyon area is a fee area for parking. Locals should absolutely get the annual pass for $20 otherwise the daily fee is $5.

Description

This paved road is a very popular hiking and running location in the Sabino Canyon area. It's often combined with other singletrack trails to form a loop route rather than doing out & backs. A tram (shuttle) does run along this road taking tourists and hikers up the road without having to complete the whole distance on foot.

This trail itself is nothing spectacular in terms of hiking, especially for those who prefer a more rugged experience. However, the trail still serves its purpose of linking trails and itself being a decent uphill or downhill route. The route goes over nine different bridges as the Sabino Creek meanders alongside and sometimes the water does flow over the top of these smaller bridges during periods of heavy rain. This is an extremely popular destination route so be prepared for a plethora of people.

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Oct 12, 2019
DD Demers
Mar 29, 2019
Sam Wisher
Jan 17, 2019
R MacG
Dec 15, 2018
Eric Jackson
3.9mi — 1h 15m
Nov 24, 2017
Tara Bishop
Oct 7, 2017
Ashwin Naidu
Hiked in via Phoneline and Phoneline Link Tr, camped near Shuttle Stop 8 8mi
Apr 8, 2017
Ray Echtner
Aug 12, 2016
Nick Herman

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Morning hike up Sabino Canyon.
Dec 15, 2018 near Catalin…, AZ

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