Indian Bend Wash Trail

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The Indian Bend Wash Trail follows the banks of Indian Bend Wash between Scottsdale and Tempe. Along the way, the paved path connects a number of public parks, schools and businesses.

A highlight of the route is Scottsdale's Eldorado Park, which is located about mid-trail. The 60-acre park offers a swimming pool, fishing lake, athletic facilities, skate park, playgrounds and picnic areas. Farther north, the lake in Chaparral Park offers a popular place to fish and walk around.

The path is also an important link in the local trail network as it connects to the Rio Salado Paths at its southern end (which follows both of Tempe Town Lake's shores) and both the Arizona Canal Path (which heads west to Phoenix) and Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail at its northern end.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available about mid-trail at Eldorado Park (2311 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale) and farther north at Chaparral Park (5401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale).


Nicest trail in Phoenix

   January, 2017 by summersgill

This beautiful and well maintained trail runs along lakes and golf courses. It is the most pleasant ride I've had. read more

Fun Trail

   March, 2016 by fbadreddine

It's a great trail that has several bypasses to go under major roads. It also links up to a few other bike trails. read more

Excellent Flood Control Solution

   January, 2016 by screbner

As noted in the earlier reviews, the trail has underpasses for almost all road crossings. This makes it an excellent choice for traversing Scottsdale without having to cross any major (high traffic) roads. The surface is concrete, like a wide sidewalk. more