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5.3 mile 8.6 kilometer out and back


Ascent: 604' 184 m
Descent: -604' -184 m
High: 3,355' 1,023 m
Low: 2,794' 852 m


Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)


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Bear Creek is flowing pretty well still. Falls are running, not overly hot yet.

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One of the finest trails in the Catalinas to an amazing set of waterfalls and pools.

Nick Wilder

Features Swimming · Views · Waterfall


With a relatively easy trail, lots of fun stream crossings, pools big enough to swim in, and waterfalls most of the year, this one is hard to beat!

If the tram is running (it is closed in 2018), take it to the farthest point in Bear Canyon. If you want a longer hike, don't want to pay for the tram, or it remains closed, you'll need to add an additional 1.4 miles of easy hiking (on trail or road, your choice) each way.

Need to Know

The Tram is currently not operating for all of 2018. It should come back, perhaps in 2019, but until then you'll need to hike an additional easy 1.4 miles from the main parking area to the start of this trail. You can take the road or the Bear Canyon Trail #29.

If it has recently rained, the stream crossings might be dangerous or impossible. Hiking poles will help. In general, the first two crossings are the trickiest.


The boulders, sycamore trees, and water make Bear Canyon worth the trip. The hike to the falls follows along the Bear Canyon Trail #29, a gradual but steady climb up to the falls. You'll get to enjoy this trail as a gradual downhill on your way back.

While none of these seven waterfalls are that tall (the largest not more than about 20 feet), they are beautiful sights in the desert landscape. The water flows across the slick rock forming a number of small pools. The place is perfect for sunbathing, or, if you want, you can climb up the rock cliffs to the next fall.


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Apr 14, 2019
Cassie Tuholski
Apr 13, 2019
Cassie Tuholski
Mar 30, 2019
Amanda Tucker
Kellie and Katie
Mar 24, 2019
Bryn Morgan
5.3mi — 6h 00m
Mar 2, 2019
Justin H
We spent time up at the falls, so it took us a little longer. Trail was very busy as well. 10.1mi — 4h 30m
Jan 20, 2019
Drew Wheats
Jan 20, 2019
Tracey Ziniel

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Michael Day   Brookville, IN
Excellent hiking trail, difficult due to the heat and direct sunlight but we'll worth it. What saved us was a Life straw to keep our two water water bottles full from the streams. Make no mistake, this hike is two hours in and two hours out!!. The bus driver tells you it is an hour and a half round trip. Lol. If it was a race, without looking at the scenery, possibly. The bottom of the falls is ice cold which is awesome for swimming and drinking with our filtration system. I filled many people's bottles for them so they could drink cold water. Great experience overall Mar 30, 2019

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