Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
Pine Canyon - Catalinas is a 9.9 mile one way canyon trip with 1,723 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 17 miles northeast of Tucson Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. March and April are the best months to enjoy this activity. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Overview: A technical canyon with two mandatory 60ft & 150ft waterfalls to rappel with loads of other falls, pools, and fallen trees to bypass. Take the Palisades trail 3 miles down to Mud Springs of Pine Canyon and head down canyon from there thru & past all the obstacles for about 2 slow miles until you reach the East Fork of the Sabino Canyon trail and then hike another 4 miles east back to the old Prison Camp.
Check out the Official Route.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.