Hike Through the Harvest Moon

September 02, 2019

September marks the end of Arizona’s monsoon season, which means hiking trails become more accessible as temperatures cool down and water levels stabilize. Any hike with a waterfall, stream, or lake is sure to be dazzling.

One of the most popular hiking trails in the Tucson area is Seven Falls Trail, about 20 miles east of Westward Look through the Catalina Foothills, in Sabino Canyon Recreation Center. Most of the path is under the sun, so be sure to bring water and check weather forecasts and water levels before you set out. Once there, you’ll be immersed in Sonoran Desert beauty, surrounded by saguaros. Your best pay-off is sure to be the seven gorgeous waterfalls to be spotted along the hike.

For a more mellow adventure, head just 10 miles north of Westward Look to Catalina State Park, where you’ll find a variety of easy nature and birding trails for the whole family. The Romero Ruins Interpretive Trail is a simple 30-minute loop of less than one mile, which takes you up to an archaeological site upon a hilltop. The site includes the remains of a Hohokam village dating back to about 500 A.D.! A visit is sure to satisfy nature and history lovers alike.

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