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Tanque Verde Falls

Reddington Road, Tucson, AZ 85749
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Great Hike the first week of April

Hiked in to upper falls this past week. Beautiful weather--water was warm enough to play in. Not... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
D3seeker
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Tucson, Arizona
Short hike with great reward!

This is one of my favorite places around Tucson in August. The hike in is a little over a mile... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Ishlachi
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Little Rock, AR
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Hiked in to upper falls this past week. Beautiful weather--water was warm enough to play in. Not many people so it was peaceful. A few naked hikers but no one seemed to mind-- so we joined in!!

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

This is one of my favorite places around Tucson in August. The hike in is a little over a mile. There is a significant portion of the hike to the falls that is downhill from the parking area. Then you follow the river to the...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

If your idea of a hike is a walk on a well defined path, you should probably look elsewhere. If you like scrambling through, over and around boulders and running water… you'll probably like this a lot. Fantastic hike where the trailhead is the only...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We had done a 7 mile hike the day before so we're looking for something a little shorter and found Tanque Verde online. The drive from the city wwas pleasant in and of itself, taking us up into seguaro national Park. Parking I s available...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We hiked down to the base of the canyon and there was enough water in the pools to cool our feet. We then scrambled to the lower falls and watched a dog dive for stones. It was a pleasant afternoon.

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

A short rocky hike, We went in dry season, but it was a beautiful rocky hike down to the river banks. You can walk the river bank which is an awesome view, great photos, it’s 1.8 miles in out out .

Thank Jacobs C
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

For the normal hiker BEWARE. The allure of water in the desert is enticing but extremely dangerous to get to. Take the lower trail. It is safer, but unless you have plenty of water and a couple of hours to spare, in good shape, have...More

5  Thank TanqueVerdeFalls
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

I hiked this in march. The weather was perfect and the water was flowing hard. There was so much water that we were able to cliff jump (not from the top) after swimming across the little lake where the waterfall is at. The amount of...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2017

I found out about these falls after some hikers were rescued during a flash flood in July. It's east of Tucson about 30-45 min (more or less depending on where you stay). After a few days break of monsoon rains, we decided to take the...More

1  Thank Denise S
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

Hiked in April 2017 and the basin was dry as a bone--no waterfalls. Regardless, this is an *excellent* hike among the saguaros and multiple other varieties of cacti, with beautiful desert vistas, clear blue skies, and just enough friendly fellow hikers on a Saturday afternoon...More

1  Thank Valerie A
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Rachel E
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giladgranot
July 1, 2015|
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Response from rdubbs08 | Reviewed this property |
Same as ExoticDave, I was there in early Spring and there was great water flow...not sure on summer - probably depends greatly on if there has been any rain fall up in the hills/mountains. As for treking to the falls, my... More
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Jim R
April 11, 2015|
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Response from D3seeker | Reviewed this property |
Yes nakedness is common from just below the upper falls on up. Those who wear clothes are welcome as well and and seem to accept nudity up there.
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