Waterfalls in Tucson? Yes.
Getting there can be difficult and you have to climb many rocks making this an excellent day hike in March and April.
You have to climb a steep hill to reach this little canyon oasis. Next to the waterfall is our beautiful Arizona Cottonwood which is commonly found along rivers/creeks here.
Please be careful during monsoon in our summer months or during a big rain event as people have lost their lives here. A story comes to mind of a college student who jumped in after his poor little puppy and never returned. Bring your swim suit but be careful of the rocks in the water. These falls are wonderful but many college kids are new to the area and don't always understand the dangers of our desert. However, this is a popular place that is in a spot where not everyone can get to......
....therefore making it a Tucson treasure for hikers who want to escape from the general tourist population.
Happy Adventures from Tanque Verde Falls!!!