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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.
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.
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.
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.
We walk or ride this trail several times every week. Heavier traffic on the weekends but still very open.
Completed with my family including 5 &9 yo’s. Highly recommend and we will do it again.
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.
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.
The Riggs road entrance is locked and blocked.
Some of this trail goes through some areas that really need cleaning up by Phx
I think this is the best path in Scottsdale. You will really enjoy this path.
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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