El Mirage, AZ Birding Trails and Maps

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67th Avenue Trail

0.5 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Arizona Canal Path

69.7 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

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

28.2 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 Path

11.8 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

North Jackrabbit Trail

3.2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Old Cross Cut Canal Park Path

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

5.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Rio Salado Pathway

10.5 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

Sonoqui Wash Trail

5.8 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Southern Canal Path

9.3 mi
State: AZ
Gravel

Stadium Connector Shared Use Pathway

1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

State Route 51 Trail

5.2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Tempe Canal Path

6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

West Skip Rimsza Paseo Trail

5 mi
State: AZ
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, Crushed Stone
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 28.2 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 Path 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. There are two...
AZ 11.8 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
This shared use path is wide, smooth and flat and exists in disconnected segments along Jackrabbit Lane, between Litchfield and Buckeye. The trail begins just north of the the Valley Metro park and...
AZ 3.2 mi Asphalt
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
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 5.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The paved Rio Salado Pathway runs 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 10.5 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 Sonoqui (pronounced so-NO-kee) Wash Trail is a 5.8 mile multi-use trail through the community of Queen Creek, Arizona. The rural trail weaves through aesthetic native desert, and is open to both...
AZ 5.8 mi Asphalt
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 Stadium Connector Shared Use Pathway is a short but important route in northwestern Mesa, Arizona. It links Hohokam Stadium (the spring training home of the Oakland Athletics) and Sloan Park (the...
AZ 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Venturoso Park. The trail provides access to...
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
This trail (sometimes called the Paseo Pathway) is probably the easiest trail in the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve's clutch of hiking and biking paths. Paved and relatively flat, the trail welcomes users...
AZ 5 mi 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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Recent Trail Reviews

Kyrene Canal Path

One of my two favorites!

July, 2020 by mrhenderson47

Great path with lots of options including turn East at the Ken McDonald golf course parking lot to go to the 101 and ride around the lakes in the ASU research park between Elliot and Warner. But also if traveling north go to Guadalupe and then into Kiwanis Park with a few hills to Baseline. Then you can go west and catch the Highline Canal to go either north or south.

Indian Bend Wash Path

A Great Ride

June, 2020 by phildesmond1234

It was 104 @ 9:30, when my wife and I started our ride. It did not matter. The trail winds through parks, golf courses, playgrounds and neighborhoods. You pass people fishing, playing disk golf, kids playing in a water park. It seemed the interesting sights were endless and the terrain was easy. We loved it! But, don’t make the same mistake we did. Turn around at the end of the official trail. We continued on to the 202 bridge, a homeless “hotel”. Then to Tempe Lake. The trail character changes rapidly. Just enjoy the main trail, unless you like more adventure than I do.

Eastern Canal Path

nice trail

June, 2020 by alliepenn

The south end of the trail is closed. You can’t pick it up until around Lindsay and Pecos. Don’t bother trying to start at Riggs. It’s a nice trail, mostly paved. Some parts are gravel, but it’s not bad. There are a few parks along the trail, with shade and branches.

Accordion

Crosscut Canal Path

Nice trail

May, 2020 by patriciaann73

I haven’t been on a bike for almost 31 years ... yikes. This is a nice paved trail. Good mild hills and dips to get a workout for a beginner like me. I only did 2.4 miles in 25 minutes. It’s a good start. I will definitely be back. side note: restrooms are clean, soap is in dispenser for hand washing. I also like that there are people of all ages, pets, and families on the paths, and that the baths are wide enough for 2 lane traffic.

Consolidated Canal Path

Excellent Walking & Biking Trail

May, 2020 by boston1031

We walk or ride this trail several times every week. Heavier traffic on the weekends but still very open.

New River Trail

great bike riding trail

May, 2020 by wcave3

Completed with my family including 5 &9 yo’s. Highly recommend and we will do it again.

New River Trail

Great bike ride, south from rio is more scenic

May, 2020 by wcave3

We did 12 miles of this with my family (including 5 and 9 yo). We preferred most of the scenery on the south part. Loved no road crossings. Will do it again soon.

Arizona Canal Path

Bike the Az Canal

April, 2020 by jilljheywood

Going east to west: We couldn't figure out how to start at the dam but we started where the AZ canal crosses the Beeline Highway. The ten miles across the reservation are rocky and rutted; then Scottsdale ride is a piece of cake. As you get to Central Ave. and continue to just west of the I-17 you hit a lot of underpasses which is awesome to not have to get off your bike. The only problem is there are homeless and belongings in the underpasses so slow down and be cautious. After about 43rd avenue; the rest of the trail to the Rio Vista Park in Peoria was great. We rode 39 miles.

Eastern Canal Path

Not Accesable at Riggs road

April, 2020 by chasnyaz

The Riggs road entrance is locked and blocked.

Grand Canal Path

some bad areas

April, 2020 by kpjm003

Some of this trail goes through some areas that really need cleaning up by Phx

Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail

Beautiful bike path

April, 2020 by sracherla

I think this is the best path in Scottsdale. You will really enjoy this path.

Indian Bend Wash Path

Great bike path

April, 2020 by sracherla

This path is great for biking. It winds through neighborhoods and parks. The path is very green as you pedal through the parks, beautiful landscapes, water features, and clean. I enjoy this path as often as I can. Slight uphill grade going north, you will find the path mostly flat and an easy ride. What is nice is that the south end connects to other trails. Highly recommended.

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