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Tanque Verde Falls

Reddington Road, Tucson, AZ 85749
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Short hike to waterfalls close to Tucson

I found out about these falls after some hikers were rescued during a flash flood in July. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denise S
We missed the water, but still stunned by desert beauty

Hiked in April 2017 and the basin was dry as a bone--no waterfalls. Regardless, this is an... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
San Francisco, CA
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“quick hike” (2 reviews)
“dirt road” (2 reviews)
Reddington Road, Tucson, AZ 85749

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 2 May 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

Thank wiiinegirl
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a gem of a hike. Recommend leaving early and avoiding the afternoon sun. The hike takes you back and forth through a river seven times in and seven times out. I fell 3 times. I dried off quickly. The falls was spectacular and...More

1  Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We parked at the second parking lot and took the trail down to the water. Go right and follow the trail down further to see a larger falls. Wear light hiking shoes for grip, as the rocks can be slick.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Follow Reddington Road until it turns into a dirt road. It is a short way before you see the first parking area. We parked at this one. There is a trail-head right across the parking lot. It is a really short hike, maybe half a...More

1  Thank NoeReyes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Tanque Verde Falls was beautiful today. All the recent rain ensured we had water in the wash. We parked at the first parking lot on the left and took the trail down. Its a very quick 15-30 walk to get to the water. This was...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Make sure you take advantage of all three trails that go down to the water. Great hikes with dogs that get hot at any time of year!

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Its only a short little hike downhill to get there. Great scenery, plant life is gorgeous for Arizona anyway. The river is the main attraction but it makes for some pretty pictures.

Thank Austin C
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Its a moderate hike but well worth it. Very beautiful in the early morning. Pack a lite meal and extra H2o spend a little time. You will be glad you did.

1  Thank Michele T
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We took our 6 and 14 year old grandchildren on this hike and they loved it. It is steep with lots of loose rocks, but the wash with all the large rocks to climb on are great fun. Can't wait to go back in the...More

3  Thank travelbird80
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Rachel E
19 January 2017|
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1 July 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
Jim R
12 April 2015|
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Response from rdubbs08 | Reviewed this property |
There is an area somewhere along the Tanque Verde Falls where there is what has become a clothing-free friendly area with a pool for dipping. However, the entire trail is not clothing optional - and while I can imagine a... More