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67th Avenue Trail

0.5 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Arizona Canal Path

69.7 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Baseline Road to Eastern Canal Path

3.3 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Cave Creek Tributary Trail

4.1 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Cave Creek Wash Trail

9.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail

9 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Consolidated Canal Path

18.9 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Gravel

Crosscut Canal Path

4.5 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Dreamy Draw Bikeway

2.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Eastern Canal Path

19.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Gravel

Gainey Ranch Road Trail

1.1 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Grand Canal Path

26.5 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Highline Lateral Canal Path

10.4 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Gravel

Hillcrest Ranch Trail

2.4 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Indian Bend Wash Trail

6.2 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Kyrene Canal Path

3.8 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Litchfield Road Path

3.1 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

New River Trail

16.5 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Old Cross Cut Canal Park Path

2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

PV Pipeline Trail

2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Paradise Park Trail

1.4 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Pima Road Trail

4.8 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Queen Creek Wash Trail

3 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Rio Salado Paths

12 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Shea Boulevard Trail

7.3 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Skunk Creek Trail

8.2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Southern Canal Path

9.3 mi
State: AZ
Gravel

State Route 51 Trail

5.2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Tempe Canal Path

6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Western Canal Path

21.9 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This short trail parallels N. 67th Avenue in Glendale and follows the edge of the Thunderbird Conservation Park. The trail provides a connection between nearby residences and Mountain Ridge High...
AZ 0.5 mi Concrete
The Arizona Canal Path is one of the longest multi-use trails in Maricopa County, running between Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community along both...
AZ 69.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This trail passes through a landscaped greenway in an overhead electric utility corridor though the city of Gilbert, just outside Mesa and Phoenix. The trail runs from a junction with the Eastern...
AZ 3.3 mi Concrete
This short trail carves its way along a greenway corridor through the neighborhoods of Bent Tree, Preston Hills and Casa Rica in Scottsdale. The trail provides recreational opportunities to residents...
AZ 1.5 mi Concrete
This paved, multi-use trail runs along the banks of one of Cave Creek's tributaries and connects to the longer Cave Creek Wash Trail. The Cave Creek Tributary Trail provides access to numerous...
AZ 4.1 mi Concrete
The Cave Creek Wash Trail is a paved multi-use trail along the banks of Cave Creek in Phoenix. The trail consists of two disconnected segments, the longest of which is the southern section. This...
AZ 9.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail links its two namesake waterways via a winding route through the north side of Scottsdale. Along the way, the trail connects to a number of other...
AZ 9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Consolidated Canal Path runs north–south along the entire length of the Consolidated Canal, an 18-mile-long waterway dating back to 1891. The route consists of both a paved path and a...
AZ 18.9 mi Concrete, Gravel
The paved Crosscut Canal Path links Tempe and Scottsdale via a route alongside the Crosscut Canal, which dates to 1912. The trail follows the entire length of the canal thanks to a southern extension...
AZ 4.5 mi Concrete
The Dreamy Draw Bikeway passes through the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area in Phoenix, offering ample scenery and access to the area's rustic hiking trails. The trail begins at a residential neighborhood...
AZ 2.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Eastern Canal Path spans the entire length of its namesake waterway through Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler in suburban Phoenix. The trail, which at times has a smooth paved surface and at others a...
AZ 19.6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
This short trail parallels Gainey Ranch Road from Scottsdale Rotary Park to E. Mountain View Road. It offers a great family recreation opportunity to nearby residents.
AZ 1.1 mi Concrete
The Grand Canal Path is one of the longest multi-use trails in the Phoenix metropolitan area, linking the large cities of Glendale, Phoenix and Tempe. Like many of the area's trails, the Grand Canal...
AZ 26.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Highline Lateral Canal Path runs along its namesake waterway through the Arizona cities of Phoenix and Tempe and the smaller town of Guadalupe. Open in several disconnected segments, the trail...
AZ 10.4 mi Asphalt, Gravel
This short trail serves Hillcrest Ranch and the surrounding communities in Glendale. The trail also provides easy access to the short 67th Avenue Trail and can be connected to the much longer New...
AZ 2.4 mi Concrete
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...
AZ 6.2 mi Concrete
The Kyrene Canal Path runs alongside the Kyrene Canal in Tempe and Chandler, providing a connection between residences, businesses, shopping destinations and the Ken McDonald Golf Course. The trail is...
AZ 3.8 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
This sidepath along Litchfield Road serves to connect the communities of Litchfield Park and Goodyear, just outside of Phoenix. The utilitarian-style path is not a destination, but it is valuable as a...
AZ 3.1 mi Concrete
Tucked in the southeastern corner of Phoenix, this trail serves as a connector between its namesake communities of Mountain Park Ranch and Lakewood. The paved path runs within a greenway corridor...
AZ 3 mi Concrete
The New River Trail parallels its generally dry namesake waterway through the populous Phoenix suburbs of Peoria and Glendale. The entire route is paved and uninterrupted, with undercrossings offering...
AZ 16.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion
The Old Cross Cut Canal Park Path is a 2 mile multiuse trail that runs parallel to N. 48th Street in Phoenix. It is a useful resource for the community, connecting nearby residences to schools,...
AZ 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The asphalt and concrete trail begins at Lakeshore Drive and Navajo Drive, and travels north to Powers Avenue. It occupies the right-of-way of the Kinder Morgan company’s pipeline through Prescott...
AZ 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This trail and its short spur pass through the communities of Paradise Park Manor and Paradise Park Trails in Scottsdale. While the trail primarily serves residences, it connects to the Central...
AZ 1.4 mi Concrete
The Pima Road Trail consists of two disconnected segments along Pima Road in Scottsdale. The longer southern section connects to both the Arizona Canal Path and Central Arizona Project to Arizona...
AZ 4.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Queen Creek Wash Trail has a more rural feel than other trails in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Located within the community of Queen Creek, and following the banks of Queen Creek Wash, this...
AZ 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The paved Rio Salado Paths run along both banks of the Salt River in Tempe. The generally dry waterway was expanded into Tempe Town Lake in 1999, and the scenic waterfront area is now a popular...
AZ 12 mi Concrete
This trail runs parallel to Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale. The trail consists of several disconnected segments on both sides of the road. The western end has a much more suburban feel than the eastern...
AZ 7.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Skunk Creek Trail runs along the banks of its namesake waterway, connecting Peoria, Glendale and the eastern edge of Phoenix. The trail provides a link to residences, businesses and parks, as well...
AZ 8.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
The Southern Canal Path is an unpaved route along the South Canal in Maricopa County. One of several trails along the extensive canal network in the area, the Southern Canal Path links to four others:...
AZ 9.3 mi Gravel
The State Route 51 Trail parallels Arizona State Route 51, also known as the Piestewa Freeway, on a paved route between the Reach 11 Recreation Area and the golf course at E. Cactus Road near N. 42nd...
AZ 5.2 mi Asphalt
The Tempe Canal Path parallels the Tempe Canal between the cities of Tempe and Mesa. The trail consists of two disconnected segments, separated by the private Mesa Country Club. Both segments serve a...
AZ 6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Western Canal Path, one of several trails adjacent to canals in the Phoenix metropolitan area, connects the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa and Gilbert on its more than 20 mile, east–west...
AZ 21.9 mi Concrete, Gravel

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Crosscut Canal Path

AZ - 4.5 miles

The paved Crosscut Canal Path links Tempe and Scottsdale via a route alongside the Crosscut Canal, which dates to 1912. The trail follows the entire length of the canal thanks to a southern extension...

Eastern Canal Path

AZ - 19.6 miles

The Eastern Canal Path spans the entire length of its namesake waterway through Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler in suburban Phoenix. The trail, which at times has a smooth paved surface and at others a...

Rio Salado Paths

AZ - 12 miles

The paved Rio Salado Paths run along both banks of the Salt River in Tempe. The generally dry waterway was expanded into Tempe Town Lake in 1999, and the scenic waterfront area is now a popular...

Mountain Park Ranch - Lakewood Trail

AZ - 3 miles

Tucked in the southeastern corner of Phoenix, this trail serves as a connector between its namesake communities of Mountain Park Ranch and Lakewood. The paved path runs within a greenway corridor...

Accordion

Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail

AZ - 9 miles

The Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail links its two namesake waterways via a winding route through the north side of Scottsdale. Along the way, the trail connects to a number of other...

New River Trail

AZ - 16.5 miles

The New River Trail parallels its generally dry namesake waterway through the populous Phoenix suburbs of Peoria and Glendale. The entire route is paved and uninterrupted, with undercrossings offering...

Skunk Creek Trail

AZ - 8.2 miles

The Skunk Creek Trail runs along the banks of its namesake waterway, connecting Peoria, Glendale and the eastern edge of Phoenix. The trail provides a link to residences, businesses and parks, as well...

Litchfield Road Path

AZ - 3.1 miles

This sidepath along Litchfield Road serves to connect the communities of Litchfield Park and Goodyear, just outside of Phoenix. The utilitarian-style path is not a destination, but it is valuable as a...

Southern Canal Path

AZ - 9.3 miles

The Southern Canal Path is an unpaved route along the South Canal in Maricopa County. One of several trails along the extensive canal network in the area, the Southern Canal Path links to four others:...

Indian Bend Wash Trail

AZ - 6.2 miles

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...

Western Canal Path

AZ - 21.9 miles

The Western Canal Path, one of several trails adjacent to canals in the Phoenix metropolitan area, connects the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa and Gilbert on its more than 20 mile, east–west...

Consolidated Canal Path

AZ - 18.9 miles

The Consolidated Canal Path runs north–south along the entire length of the Consolidated Canal, an 18-mile-long waterway dating back to 1891. The route consists of both a paved path and a...

PV Pipeline Trail

AZ - 2 miles

The asphalt and concrete trail begins at Lakeshore Drive and Navajo Drive, and travels north to Powers Avenue. It occupies the right-of-way of the Kinder Morgan company’s pipeline through Prescott...

Tempe Canal Path

AZ - 6 miles

The Tempe Canal Path parallels the Tempe Canal between the cities of Tempe and Mesa. The trail consists of two disconnected segments, separated by the private Mesa Country Club. Both segments serve a...

State Route 51 Trail

AZ - 5.2 miles

The State Route 51 Trail parallels Arizona State Route 51, also known as the Piestewa Freeway, on a paved route between the Reach 11 Recreation Area and the golf course at E. Cactus Road near N. 42nd...

Baseline Road to Eastern Canal Path

AZ - 3.3 miles

This trail passes through a landscaped greenway in an overhead electric utility corridor though the city of Gilbert, just outside Mesa and Phoenix. The trail runs from a junction with the Eastern...

67th Avenue Trail

AZ - 0.5 miles

This short trail parallels N. 67th Avenue in Glendale and follows the edge of the Thunderbird Conservation Park. The trail provides a connection between nearby residences and Mountain Ridge High...

Queen Creek Wash Trail

AZ - 3 miles

The Queen Creek Wash Trail has a more rural feel than other trails in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Located within the community of Queen Creek, and following the banks of Queen Creek Wash, this...

Kyrene Canal Path

AZ - 3.8 miles

The Kyrene Canal Path runs alongside the Kyrene Canal in Tempe and Chandler, providing a connection between residences, businesses, shopping destinations and the Ken McDonald Golf Course. The trail is...

Gainey Ranch Road Trail

AZ - 1.1 miles

This short trail parallels Gainey Ranch Road from Scottsdale Rotary Park to E. Mountain View Road. It offers a great family recreation opportunity to nearby residents.

Old Cross Cut Canal Park Path

AZ - 2 miles

The Old Cross Cut Canal Park Path is a 2 mile multiuse trail that runs parallel to N. 48th Street in Phoenix. It is a useful resource for the community, connecting nearby residences to schools,...

Eastern Canal Path

AZ - 19.6 miles

The Eastern Canal Path spans the entire length of its namesake waterway through Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler in suburban Phoenix. The trail, which at times has a smooth paved surface and at others a...

Litchfield Road Path

AZ - 3.1 miles

This sidepath along Litchfield Road serves to connect the communities of Litchfield Park and Goodyear, just outside of Phoenix. The utilitarian-style path is not a destination, but it is valuable as a...

Baseline Road to Eastern Canal Path

AZ - 3.3 miles

This trail passes through a landscaped greenway in an overhead electric utility corridor though the city of Gilbert, just outside Mesa and Phoenix. The trail runs from a junction with the Eastern...

Accordion

Highline Lateral Canal Path

AZ - 10.4 miles

The Highline Lateral Canal Path runs along its namesake waterway through the Arizona cities of Phoenix and Tempe and the smaller town of Guadalupe. Open in several disconnected segments, the trail...

Rio Salado Paths

AZ - 12 miles

The paved Rio Salado Paths run along both banks of the Salt River in Tempe. The generally dry waterway was expanded into Tempe Town Lake in 1999, and the scenic waterfront area is now a popular...

Mountain Park Ranch - Lakewood Trail

AZ - 3 miles

Tucked in the southeastern corner of Phoenix, this trail serves as a connector between its namesake communities of Mountain Park Ranch and Lakewood. The paved path runs within a greenway corridor...

Indian Bend Wash Trail

AZ - 6.2 miles

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...

Paradise Park Trail

AZ - 1.4 miles

This trail and its short spur pass through the communities of Paradise Park Manor and Paradise Park Trails in Scottsdale. While the trail primarily serves residences, it connects to the Central...

Shea Boulevard Trail

AZ - 7.3 miles

This trail runs parallel to Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale. The trail consists of several disconnected segments on both sides of the road. The western end has a much more suburban feel than the eastern...

New River Trail

AZ - 16.5 miles

The New River Trail parallels its generally dry namesake waterway through the populous Phoenix suburbs of Peoria and Glendale. The entire route is paved and uninterrupted, with undercrossings offering...

Cave Creek Tributary Trail

AZ - 4.1 miles

This paved, multi-use trail runs along the banks of one of Cave Creek's tributaries and connects to the longer Cave Creek Wash Trail. The Cave Creek Tributary Trail provides access to numerous...

Skunk Creek Trail

AZ - 8.2 miles

The Skunk Creek Trail runs along the banks of its namesake waterway, connecting Peoria, Glendale and the eastern edge of Phoenix. The trail provides a link to residences, businesses and parks, as well...

Queen Creek Wash Trail

AZ - 3 miles

The Queen Creek Wash Trail has a more rural feel than other trails in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Located within the community of Queen Creek, and following the banks of Queen Creek Wash, this...

PV Pipeline Trail

AZ - 2 miles

The asphalt and concrete trail begins at Lakeshore Drive and Navajo Drive, and travels north to Powers Avenue. It occupies the right-of-way of the Kinder Morgan company’s pipeline through Prescott...

Arizona Canal Path

AZ - 69.7 miles

The Arizona Canal Path is one of the longest multi-use trails in Maricopa County, running between Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community along both...

67th Avenue Trail

AZ - 0.5 miles

This short trail parallels N. 67th Avenue in Glendale and follows the edge of the Thunderbird Conservation Park. The trail provides a connection between nearby residences and Mountain Ridge High...

Dreamy Draw Bikeway

AZ - 2.1 miles

The Dreamy Draw Bikeway passes through the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area in Phoenix, offering ample scenery and access to the area's rustic hiking trails. The trail begins at a residential neighborhood...

Pima Road Trail

AZ - 4.8 miles

The Pima Road Trail consists of two disconnected segments along Pima Road in Scottsdale. The longer southern section connects to both the Arizona Canal Path and Central Arizona Project to Arizona...

State Route 51 Trail

AZ - 5.2 miles

The State Route 51 Trail parallels Arizona State Route 51, also known as the Piestewa Freeway, on a paved route between the Reach 11 Recreation Area and the golf course at E. Cactus Road near N. 42nd...

Queen Creek Wash Trail

AZ - 3 miles

The Queen Creek Wash Trail has a more rural feel than other trails in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Located within the community of Queen Creek, and following the banks of Queen Creek Wash, this...

Arizona Canal Path

AZ - 69.7 miles

The Arizona Canal Path is one of the longest multi-use trails in Maricopa County, running between Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community along both...

Bent Tree - Preston Hills - Casa Rica Trail

AZ - 1.5 miles

This short trail carves its way along a greenway corridor through the neighborhoods of Bent Tree, Preston Hills and Casa Rica in Scottsdale. The trail provides recreational opportunities to residents...

Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail

AZ - 9 miles

The Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail links its two namesake waterways via a winding route through the north side of Scottsdale. Along the way, the trail connects to a number of other...

Accordion

Dreamy Draw Bikeway

AZ - 2.1 miles

The Dreamy Draw Bikeway passes through the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area in Phoenix, offering ample scenery and access to the area's rustic hiking trails. The trail begins at a residential neighborhood...

Cave Creek Tributary Trail

AZ - 4.1 miles

This paved, multi-use trail runs along the banks of one of Cave Creek's tributaries and connects to the longer Cave Creek Wash Trail. The Cave Creek Tributary Trail provides access to numerous...

PV Pipeline Trail

AZ - 2 miles

The asphalt and concrete trail begins at Lakeshore Drive and Navajo Drive, and travels north to Powers Avenue. It occupies the right-of-way of the Kinder Morgan company’s pipeline through Prescott...

Pima Road Trail

AZ - 4.8 miles

The Pima Road Trail consists of two disconnected segments along Pima Road in Scottsdale. The longer southern section connects to both the Arizona Canal Path and Central Arizona Project to Arizona...

Litchfield Road Path

AZ - 3.1 miles

This sidepath along Litchfield Road serves to connect the communities of Litchfield Park and Goodyear, just outside of Phoenix. The utilitarian-style path is not a destination, but it is valuable as a...

Hillcrest Ranch Trail

AZ - 2.4 miles

This short trail serves Hillcrest Ranch and the surrounding communities in Glendale. The trail also provides easy access to the short 67th Avenue Trail and can be connected to the much longer New...

Crosscut Canal Path

AZ - 4.5 miles

The paved Crosscut Canal Path links Tempe and Scottsdale via a route alongside the Crosscut Canal, which dates to 1912. The trail follows the entire length of the canal thanks to a southern extension...

Paradise Park Trail

AZ - 1.4 miles

This trail and its short spur pass through the communities of Paradise Park Manor and Paradise Park Trails in Scottsdale. While the trail primarily serves residences, it connects to the Central...

Kyrene Canal Path

AZ - 3.8 miles

The Kyrene Canal Path runs alongside the Kyrene Canal in Tempe and Chandler, providing a connection between residences, businesses, shopping destinations and the Ken McDonald Golf Course. The trail is...

Shea Boulevard Trail

AZ - 7.3 miles

This trail runs parallel to Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale. The trail consists of several disconnected segments on both sides of the road. The western end has a much more suburban feel than the eastern...

Indian Bend Wash Trail

AZ - 6.2 miles

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...

Eastern Canal Path

AZ - 19.6 miles

The Eastern Canal Path spans the entire length of its namesake waterway through Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler in suburban Phoenix. The trail, which at times has a smooth paved surface and at others a...

Southern Canal Path

AZ - 9.3 miles

The Southern Canal Path is an unpaved route along the South Canal in Maricopa County. One of several trails along the extensive canal network in the area, the Southern Canal Path links to four others:...

Grand Canal Path

AZ - 26.5 miles

The Grand Canal Path is one of the longest multi-use trails in the Phoenix metropolitan area, linking the large cities of Glendale, Phoenix and Tempe. Like many of the area's trails, the Grand Canal...

Mountain Park Ranch - Lakewood Trail

AZ - 3 miles

Tucked in the southeastern corner of Phoenix, this trail serves as a connector between its namesake communities of Mountain Park Ranch and Lakewood. The paved path runs within a greenway corridor...

State Route 51 Trail

AZ - 5.2 miles

The State Route 51 Trail parallels Arizona State Route 51, also known as the Piestewa Freeway, on a paved route between the Reach 11 Recreation Area and the golf course at E. Cactus Road near N. 42nd...

Recent Trail Reviews

Baseline Road to Eastern Canal Path

LONGER PAVED PATH

October, 2017 by echavez19

The paved area starts at Broadway Road and goes all the way to Pecos and Lindsey a couple of blocks south Zanjero park about 11 miles

Grand Canal Path

nice trail

September, 2017 by benjamin.l.richard

my experience is much different then the 2 star review. It appears major upgrades have been made along this route and while yes as it enters the city there are some crosswalks, it gets better as you get near the stadium. i am not familiar with the trail heading east past grand canal park.

Skunk Creek Trail

Great App

July, 2017 by noraanaya2000

Love it!! It has so much details.

Accordion

Consolidated Canal Path

I'll Be Back...

June, 2017 by blackapps.44

Decided to try this trail instead of driving to the hills and I'll definitely be back. It was hot, few people on the path and the short section I followed was easy to navigate across various intersections. Best of all, one of the parks on Ocotillo had decent restrooms (and I'll remember to park there next time).

Grand Canal Path

Poor maintenance, glass everywhere

May, 2017 by robindkrause

I've only lived in Phoenix a few months now but after several outings I can confidently review this trail. Compared to the Arizona Canal Path, which roughly parallels the Grand Canal (farther north), the Grand Canal is terrible. At first I was going to say that it had been neglected by the city. After my ride today, I'd say more accurately that the city has essentially abandoned it, at least for most of its length. Basically, this path has become a corridor for the homeless. There is glass everywhere, as well as trash. The pavement, for much of its length is in really poor condition.

On the plus side, the canal does get you away from traffic. Well, sort of. With the exception of crossings at major highways such as the 202 and Hwy 51, there are no tunnels under or bridges over major roadways. Trying to cross 7th Ave, 7th St and others is impossible during the week without having to detour to crosswalks. On Sundays, I might consider changing my review to 3 stars because you can usually cross the road.

The Arizona Canal path (mentioned above) has tunnels at all the major roadways, much better pavement, less trash, less glass and goes through more areas with services such as restaurants and convenience stores. Don't bother with the Grand Canal until Phoenix decides to spend some money to upgrade.

Eastern Canal Path

2nd use of this path

May, 2017 by tompalmerappr

Had already done S part of path, so started at Elliot and rode N to Broadway and back.

Parked at elementary school at Elliott & Greenfield, rode wide sidewalk E to path. Nice asphalt path, fair amount of walkers/joggers/cyclists on weekend, older asphalt Southern to Broadway, then gravel so turned around.

Nice and scenic, easy road crossings, goes under the 60, will ride this path again.

New River Trail

Good trail, but still needs loose terrain.

May, 2017 by georgeudg

The trail is great to cruise, but I really wish it had loose terrain to practice MTB tecniques and skills. Although concrete is good, but getting dirty on the dirt is even better.

Skunk Creek Trail

wonderful trail

April, 2017 by my7rhvn_tl

I ride my bike multiple times per week on this trail. I use both Skunk Creek Trail and New River Trail. They connect and both are excellent trails! The trail is asphalt and concrete. There is a lot of vegetation and wildlife to see. I just wish it would go further west so I could ride to the trail and not have to drive there

State Route 51 Trail

The east side of Phoenix

April, 2017 by hosdelagdo1

This is a nice fully paved trail that runs parallel to the AZ 51 Fwy. There are a lot of places to pick up this trail, but I recommend parking right off of 40th St and union hills and starting at the bridge right there.
There is a huge parking lot at the batting cages on that intersection and a small sidewalk that takes you straight to the bridge.
From there you can either head north towards the 101 and connect to the w211s trail or head south towards Paradise valley Mall.
I took the trail as far south as it goes and ended up at the golf course on Cactus and Paradise village parkway.
There are some fun but also exhausting bridges that you have to cross on your way there and those are the highlight of the trip.
I'll¿ ride this again next time I want to go to PV Mall.

Cave Creek Wash Trail

A different view of phoenix

April, 2017 by hosdelagdo1

Some people may not like this trail and that's okay. This trail had its share of transients, litter and grafitti, but it's not without its charm.
The cave Creek wash trail runs from Union hills just between 7th avenue and central and runs till it intersects with the AZ canal trail around 32nd and Dunlap.
On this ride you will experience lots of different sights. The trail cuts through a few neighborhoods at first and give you glimpses into various people's yards, but once you get closer to 19th ave it changes shape and then you're riding past golf courses, parks, businesses and even a theme park.
Overall I would recommend this trail to everyone. This trail is Phoenix in a nutshell.

Eastern Canal Path

Closed?

March, 2017 by stephens_doug15

The South end of this path seems to be closed. We tried to ride it this morning (3/15/17) and could not access it from the south. It's gated and locked.

Arizona Canal Path

Closure

February, 2017 by cycleed

The path east from Pima Road is closed on both sides of the canal.

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