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Tanque Verde Falls Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (11)

A short hike to two spectacular falls.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

3,105' 946 m

High

2,831' 863 m

Low

155' 47 m

Up

274' 84 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly Short, interesting scrambling with a refreshing waterfall at the end makes this worth it.

Description

A short, well-maintained trail leads from the parking area down to the stream bed. After this, an interesting, mile-long scramble over boulders in the stream bed leads to a pretty waterfall in a narrow part of the canyon. A scramble above the first fall leads to the base of a beautiful second and larger fall tumbling into a large swimmable pool in a grotto.

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Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 11 votes

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in Tucson

#1842

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#2

in Tucson

#80

in Arizona

#1,842

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The falls and pool
Nov 27, 2017 near Tanque…, AZ

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Mar 15, 2022
Fredi Caonach
Me and my fiancé are heading out for our first hike in the area! — 2h 13m
Apr 4, 2020
Shannon VD
2mi — 1h 40m
Jan 5, 2020
Kat Hofmann
Oct 26, 2019
Cheyenne Canty
Nice day! Made it to the falls but it wasn't flowing. Still pretty 2.5mi
May 29, 2019
Emily Freed
Dry river bed with pockets of pools-algae 2mi
Aug 2, 2018
Vaibhav Tadepalli
No water in valley or over falls
Mar 31, 2018
Sam Harvey
Still great water levels...falls still flowing but easy stream crossings
Feb 3, 2018
Travis Bugbee