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Get a great taste of Sabino Canyon in a moderate distance run.


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4.0

Miles

6.5

KM

Loop

3,163' 964 m

High

2,689' 820 m

Low

538' 164 m

Up

531' 162 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

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During monsoon season, the creek may be impassable. In that case, you can follow the Sabino Dam Trail #33 back to the road and come back via Bear Canyon Trail #29.

Overview

This route takes you on an easy/intermediate loop around Sabino. No shuttle required! Easy to follow markers and allows you to get a taste of elevation while staying in the front of the park. Plenty of options to deviate from this path, but this is my own personal running route and love it!

Description

Start from the parking lot headed east on Bear Canyon Trail #29. Just after joining the road, make a right to cross the bridges (signs pointing to Seven Falls). After the bridge, leave the road to begin climbing the Phoneline Trail (signs also point to Blacketts Ridge ). Climb a moderate climb and stay left to pass the turn for Blacketts Ridge.

Continue ascending the Phoneline Trail but don't forget to stop and take in the breathtaking view. After just about a mile from starting the Phoneline Trail, stay left to continue down the switchbacks. Continue onto the Creek Trail #52 for about 0.5 miles before crossing the creek*.

Take Bluff Trail #51 to the right for a short ascent before rejoining the canyon road. Turn left on the canyon road which will take you back to the parking lot.



*Please note that during monsoon season the water may be impassable. Flash floods can occur at anytime. If Impassable continue on the Sabino Dam Trail back to the road.

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Shared By:

Bradley Young

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Heading NE on Phoneline
Jul 30, 2018 near Catalin…, AZ
Sabino Canyon.
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Sabino Creek.
Sep 14, 2017 near Catalin…, AZ

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