Arizona Canal Trail

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The Arizona Canal Trail is one of the longer multi-use trails in Maricopa County, running between Phoenix and Peoria along both sides of the Arizona Canal, one of the county's vital waterways. The trail provides access to a large number of residences, commercial centers, schools, and other recreational opportunities.

The trail connects to a number of other trails along its route, including the New River Trail, the Cave Creek Trail, and the Skunk Creek Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in Thunderbird Paseo Park (West Thunderbird Road, Glendale) and Granada Park (6505 North 20th Street, Phoenix).


Sun Circle Trail

   June, 2015 by gim820

Another nice Phoenix area trail is the Sun Circle that starts at McDowell Road. Park at Sheepherders Park. Like the Arizona Canal Trail, the Sun Circle Trail parallels a canal with rideable paths on both sides. Riding south one can merge to the Heritage, more

Nice underpasses keep you moving.

   March, 2015 by schilling

We rode from 16th Street to 19th Avenue and back to get a taste of this trail, after riding part of the Western Canal trail earlier in the day. The surface is older but in good shape, very rideable. There are paved paths on both sides of the canal, with more

Great Trail!

   November, 2013 by paul.easter2

We ride this trail everyday! Plenty of parks along the way. read more