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Length
Surfaces
Type

67th Avenue Trail

0.5 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Arizona Canal Path

69.7 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Arizona Trail (Flagstaff)

10.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Arroyo Chico Greenway

2.9 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Arroyo Trail

0.3 mi
State: AZ
Gravel

Baseline Road to Eastern Canal Path

3.3 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Bow & Arrow Trail

0.8 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Buffalo Park Loop

2 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Cave Creek Tributary Trail

4.1 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Cave Creek Wash Trail

9.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Cañada del Oro River Park Trail

11 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Cedar Trail

1.36 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Dirt

Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail

9 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Central Core Multi-use Path

3 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Chino Valley Peavine Trail

5.8 mi
State: AZ
Dirt

Consolidated Canal Path

18.9 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Gravel

Country Club Trail

0.9 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Crosscut Canal Path

4.5 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Dan Yersavich Memorial Bikeway

5.7 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt
Accordion

David Bell Multi-Use Path

3.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Dreamy Draw Bikeway

2.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Dry Lake Trail

0.8 mi
State: AZ
Gravel

Eastern Canal Path

19.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Gravel

El Paso & Southwestern Greenway

0.2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

El Paso Trail

0.5 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Fisher Point Trail

0.4 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Fort Valley Trail

2.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Fourth Street Trail

0.4 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Foxglenn Trail

1.9 mi
State: AZ
Cinder, Concrete, Dirt

Gainey Ranch Road Trail

1.1 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Golf Links-Aviation Path

9.4 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Grand Canal Path

28.2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Grand Canyon Greenway

13 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Harrison Greenway

5 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

High Country Trail

1.3 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Highline Lateral Canal Path

10.4 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Gravel

Hillcrest Ranch Trail

2.4 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Indian Bend Wash Path

6.2 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Indian Springs Trail

7.5 mi
State: AZ
Gravel

Iron King Trail

4.1 mi
State: AZ
Dirt

Iron Springs Railroad Trail

4 mi
State: AZ
Crushed Stone, Dirt

JWP Trail

2.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Julian Wash Greenway

17.9 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Karen Cooper Trail (Rio North Trail)

3.6 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Kyrene Canal Path

3.8 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Lake Havasu City Island Trail

3.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Lake Havasu City Multi-Use Trail

8.5 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Litchfield Road Path

3.1 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Lone Tree Trail

1.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Mars Hill Trail

1.9 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

New River Trail

16.5 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

North 89 Trail

1.1 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

North Jackrabbit Trail

3.2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Northern Arizona University Trail

1.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Old Cross Cut Canal Park Path

2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

PV Pipeline Trail

2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Pantano River Park Trail

5.9 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Paradise Park Trail

1.4 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Patagonia Train Track Trail

2 mi
State: AZ
Dirt

Pima Road Trail

4.8 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Pine Knoll Trail

0.6 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Ponderosa Trail

2.5 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail

6 mi
State: AZ
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Queen Creek Wash Trail

5.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Railroad Grade Trail (AZ)

19 mi
State: AZ
Cinder

Railroad Springs Trail

0.5 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Rillito River Park Trail

21.8 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Rio Salado Pathway

10.5 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Route 66 Trail

4.9 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

San Francisco Trail

0.9 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Santa Cruz River Park Trail

41.8 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Shea Boulevard Trail

7.3 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Sinclair Wash Trail

5.7 mi
State: AZ
Crushed Stone

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

Southwest Crossing Trail

0.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Stadium Connector Shared Use Pathway

1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

State Route 51 Trail

5.2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

State Route 69 Multi-use Path

2.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Switzer Canyon Trail

1.25 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Switzer Wash Trail

0.4 mi
State: AZ
Crushed Stone

Tempe Canal Path

6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Tunnel Springs Trail

1.9 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Western Canal Path

21.9 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Gravel

Wild West Trail

0.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Woodlands Trail

1.1 mi
State: AZ
Concrete
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
The Flagstaff segment of the Arizona Trail is just over 10 miles long and passes through the middle of town between Interstate 40 and Route 66. The trail's surface varies from paved to gravel and...
AZ 10.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
Tucson's Arroyo Chico Greenway is a developing urban trail that will eventually link the city's downtown area and the University of Arizona with popular Gene C. Reid Park. Three trail segments are...
AZ 2.9 mi Asphalt
The Arroyo Trail is a short trail that extends from the paved Pine Knoll Trail at Pine Knoll Drive to a neighborhood on the north side of Interstate 40 in Flagstaff.
AZ 0.3 mi Gravel
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
The Bow & Arrow Trail follows an arroyo of the same name in a scenic canyon near Flagstaff's Coconino County Community College. The trail runs east and west of Lone Tree Road near the campus and...
AZ 0.8 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Buffalo Park Loop circles the park of the same name atop McMillan Mesa, an ancient lava flow. The trail traverses open, native grasslands and a small wooded section in a ravine. From the mesa you...
AZ 2 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 Cañada del Oro River Park Trail follows its namesake waterway in the northern suburbs of Tucson from a junction with the longer Santa Cruz River Park Trail in Marana to Oro Valley. The recently...
AZ 11 mi Asphalt
The Cedar Trail runs between West Street, on the east slope of McMillan Mesa, and Turquoise Drive, paralleling Cedar and Forest avenues. The trail traverses lightly forested hillside and dry...
AZ 1.36 mi Concrete, Dirt
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
Central Core Multi-use Path represents the commitment of Prescott Valley to cater to provide safety and connectivity for its non-driving citizens. The trail is 3 miles long, beginning at Lake Valley...
AZ 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Chino Valley Peavine Trail offers a north-south route through the central Arizona town of Chino Valley, which lies about 15 miles north of the larger city of Prescott. The dirt pathway is best for...
AZ 5.8 mi Dirt
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 Country Club Trail runs along the east side of Country Club Drive between US 89 north of I-40 and Boulder Run south of I-40. As of late 2011 you must use a sidewalk along Country Club Drive to...
AZ 0.9 mi Concrete
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 Dan Yersavich Memorial Bikeway closely follows Old Spanish Trail, a road that connects residential areas of Tucson with Saguaro National Park, for its entire route. Compared to some of the other...
AZ 5.7 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The David Bell Multi-Use Path forms a loop around Tucson's Randolph Golf Complex, which contains both Randolph North Golf Course and Randolph Dell Urich Golf Course. The paved trail, a popular jogging...
AZ 3.1 mi Asphalt
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 Dry Lake Trail is a short path on the western side of Flagstaff. Following the south side of Kiltie Lane, the trail links Equestrian Estates and W.L. Gore's Woody Mountain campus with the...
AZ 0.8 mi Gravel
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
Only a tiny portion of the El Paso & Southwestern Greenway is currently open in Tucson. Built as part of the development of the city's Fire Central building (a large and modern fire station that...
AZ 0.2 mi Asphalt
The El Passo is a half-mile connector between US Highway 89 and I-180 (Historic Route 66), passing through the Flagstaff Mall along the north side of Marketplace Drive and west of Mall Drive. At...
AZ 0.5 mi Concrete
The Fisher Point Trail is a short route heading down into a small side canyon along the east edge of the Pine Canyon development. It links the JWP Trail and a Forest Service trail that carries on to...
AZ 0.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Fort Valley Trail follows Fort Valley Road between Kendrick Street and Schultz Pass Road. Use caution in the segment south of Sechrist Elementary School, where the trail crosses Fort Valley Road,...
AZ 2.6 mi Asphalt
The Fourth Street Trail is broken into two segments; both traverse the west side of Fourth Street. As of late 2011, there is no crossing over I-40. The northern segment runs between US 89 (Historic...
AZ 0.4 mi Concrete
The Foxglenn Trail runs between Herold Ranch Road and Foxglenn Park on Butler Avenue. At the park end of the trail, the surface is concrete, and you connect to additional side trails here. The main...
AZ 1.9 mi Cinder, Concrete, Dirt
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 Golf Links-Aviation Path begins in downtown Tucson and runs southeast, following busy Barraza-Aviation Parkway (State Route 210) and later Golf Links Road—hence the trail's name. Road noise can be...
AZ 9.4 mi Asphalt
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
In Grand Canyon National Park, which sees more than 6 million visitors each year, the park’s greenway trail system offers a delightful way to connect travelers to those quiet moments where they can...
AZ 13 mi Asphalt
The Harrison Greenway is a useful north–south connection between the Pantano River Park Trail and Julian Wash Greenway (via a brief on-road route). All three trails are integral components of a larger...
AZ 5 mi Asphalt
The High Country Trail runs parallel to the street of the same name (also called "Trail") in the suburban neighborhood of Ponderosa Trails. The trail runs between Wild West Trail street and the end of...
AZ 1.3 mi Asphalt
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. A highlight of...
AZ 6.2 mi Concrete
The Indian Springs Trail is a wide, gravel path that loops through a portion of the Apache and Sitgreaves National Forests. Beginning in a meadow, the trail quickly enters a dense forest of pine and...
AZ 7.5 mi Gravel
The Iron King Trail begins in the community of Granville and heads west for an enjoyable 4.1-mile adventure. The trail's western trailhead is just beyond the Point of Rocks junction with Prescott...
AZ 4.1 mi Dirt
The Iron Springs Railroad Trail (a.k.a. Forest Trail 332) lies within Prescott National Forest west of the city of Prescott, AZ. The hilly trail is around 6,000 feet in elevation and winds through the...
AZ 4 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The JWP Trail follows along the south side of John Wesley Powell Boulevard between the eastern end of where the boulevard currently ends (as of 2011) and Lake Mary Road. Where the trail intersects...
AZ 2.1 mi Asphalt
The Julian Wash Greenway showcases the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert as it travels from a junction with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail to S. Rita Road in southeastern Tucson. The trail offers...
AZ 17.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
In April 2011 the Rio North Trail was renamed the Karen Cooper Trail in memory of a Flagstaff City Council member. The Karen Cooper Trail runs for 3.6 miles between W. Cherry Avenue just north of...
AZ 3.6 mi Dirt, Gravel
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
Lake Havasu City boasts a wide variety of recreation activities, from hiking nearby desert trails to water sports on the city's namesake lake and the Colorado River; the Lake Havasu City Island Trail...
AZ 3.6 mi Asphalt
Lake Havasu City sits on the shore of the reservoir of the same name in western Arizona. The lake was formed when the Colorado River was dammed at what is now called Parker Dam. But Lake Havasu City,...
AZ 8.5 mi Asphalt
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
The Lone Tree Trail follows the east side of Lone Tree Road between S. Pine Knoll Road and J.W. Powell Boulevard. The trail rolls through the dry land and includes two steep climbs on each side of the...
AZ 1.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Mars Hill Trail runs west from Thorpe Park, climbing Mars Hill and ending where the Tunnel Springs Trail begins. The trail climbs through a steep draw amid an open pine forest. The trail crosses...
AZ 1.9 mi Dirt, Gravel
For a challenging desert adventure, travel the Mohave and Milltown Railroad Trail in northwest Arizona. The trail occupies the corridor of the historic Mohave and Milltown Railroad, a private narrow...
AZ 7 mi Ballast
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 Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail, also known as the Railroad Grade Trail, is a rustic hiking and equestrian trail in the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area outside of Patagonia, Arizona. The area...
AZ 5 mi Dirt
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
The North 89 Trail runs between Marketplace Drive to the City limits at Snowflake Drive parallel to US 89, for which it's named. Despite its proximity to the highway, the trail has a pleasant natural...
AZ 1.1 mi Concrete
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 Northern Arizona University Trail is a main route through the campus, running between Dupont Avenue and McConnell Drive. The trail crowded when school is in session but for most the trail,...
AZ 1.1 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
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
The Pantano River Park Trail follows Pantano Wash northwest from a junction with the Harrison Greenway to Tanque Verde Road, providing direct trail access to thousands of residents of Tucson. The...
AZ 5.9 mi Asphalt
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 Patagonia Train Track Trail is a loop trail that begins and ends in the tiny Arizona town of Patagonia. One half of the trail follows the old railbed of the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad, which...
AZ 2 mi Dirt
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 Pine Knoll Drive skirts the south side of Pine Knoll Drive, linking adjacent neighborhoods. The trail connects to the Lone Tree Trail at Lone Tree Road and the Arroyo Trail across the street from...
AZ 0.6 mi Concrete
The Ponderosa Trail stretches 2.5 miles between Beulah Boulevard at Lake Mary Road and Pulliam Airport where JW Powell Boulevard meets S Pullman Drive. The trails winds through open space behind the...
AZ 2.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
To say that the connected rail-trails of Prescott are oases in sun-baked, north-central Arizona is no exaggeration. Wherever water touches this arid landscape—and it does along the Peavine and Iron...
AZ 6 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
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 entire route of the Railroad Grade Trail follows a historic railroad corridor, offering gentle climbs and stunning views. The railroad formerly hauled logs from various parts of the Apache...
AZ 19 mi Cinder
Railroad Springs Trail runs along the west side of Railroad Springs Boulevard between Historic Route 66 (I-40) and the railroad tracks just north of Adirondack Boulevard. The trail passes through the...
AZ 0.5 mi Concrete
The Rillito River Park Trail runs along both sides of its namesake river, from N. Craycroft Road to under Interstate 10, where it links with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail. The trail is fully paved,...
AZ 21.8 mi Asphalt
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
The Route 66 Trail in Flagstaff begins in the heart of the beautiful historic downtown district right next to the picturesque Flagstaff Train Depot. Parking is available right along historic Route 66...
AZ 4.9 mi Concrete
The San Francisco Trail parallels San Francisco Street on the east side of Northern Arizona University campus, running between Franklin Avenue and Pine Knoll Drive. It intersects the Sinclair Wash...
AZ 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Santa Cruz River Park Trail follows the Santa Cruz River throughout Tucson, providing access to various amenities and neighborhoods, as well as the Rillito River Park Trail, Cañada del Oro River...
AZ 41.8 mi Asphalt
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
Internationally renowned for outdoor recreation activities and as the launching point for visits to Grand Canyon National Park, the city of Flagstaff also boasts one of the best community trail...
AZ 5.7 mi Crushed Stone
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 Southwest Crossing Trail runs adjacent to Highland Mesa Drive toward I-40 then passes through open space, dropping down to go below I-40. The crossing was first built to move sheep but now funnels...
AZ 0.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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 the golf course at E. Cactus Road near N. 42nd...
AZ 5.2 mi Asphalt
It took about 6 years to complete construction of this Prescott Valley Trail; the first phase was completed 2005, then the second and third phases were finished in 2011. The trail parallels SR 69,...
AZ 2.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Switzer Canyon Trail extends between Gemini Drive just south of Buffalo Park and Turquoise Drive near Ponderosa Parkway. The trail follows an abandoned portion of Cedar Avenue along an aggregate...
AZ 1.25 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The Switzer Wash Trail runs for nearly 0.5 mile in Switzer Wash along the south side of Butler Avenue, paralleling 4th Street. At its southern end it intersects with the Foxglenn Trail.
AZ 0.4 mi Crushed Stone
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 Tunnel Springs Trail presents a challenging but steady ascent (or descent) on the south face of Observatory Mesa. The trail passes through ponderosa pine forest, extending between the Railroad...
AZ 1.9 mi Dirt, Gravel
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
The Wild West Trail passes among the suburban neighborhood of Ponderosa Trails, following the street of the same name (Wild West Trail), crossing Separation Canyon Trail (street) then paralleling Dory...
AZ 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Woodlands Trail runs along the east side of Woodlands Village Boulevard from Beulah Boulevard to I-40 (Historic Route 66), going steadily up hill from south to north. Use caution when crossing the...
AZ 1.1 mi Concrete
To the eastern trailhead: From I-8 take the Winterhaven Drive/4th Avenue Exit and turn (right or left) south. After 0.5 mile turn left onto 1st St. Go 0.3 mile and turn left onto North Madison Ave. Go...
AZ 1.55 mi Asphalt

Getting Outside in a Time of Social Distance


As the days of social distancing add up in the response to COVID-19, trails are increasingly being counted on as places where people can continue to be physically active and find respite while practicing social distancing. As you plan your trail outing, be prepared that some trails may have limited services, including closed facilities like bathrooms, depots and visitor centers as well as limited or no staff. We encourage you to check the latest public health guidance from the CDC and your local/state governments, as well as the status of your trail, before heading out!

Recent Trail Reviews

Julian Wash Greenway

Just one part of The Loop. Great ride!

March, 2020 by sreimer4687

This trail is part of The Loop, the multi-use trail that has been built around Tucson. We were vacationing in the area and, along with riding the trail as part of the larger loop, we also used it as a great ride into downtown Tucson for lunch. It was nicely paved, not hilly, and there was art staged at various places along the way. There isn't much shade, but that was not a concern in February/March. Some of the signage was difficult to decipher, but we had a printed trail map, and that helped us to navigate the way.

Rio Salado Pathway

Easy running trail

March, 2020 by joemejia5

Accessed the trail from the parking lot of 16th St south of the 17. Ran on the south side of the trail and was able to run almost 3 miles east and did not have stop to cross the street. The path is flat except when going under bridges. The only tough climb is about a mile east when you go under 24th street, the rest wasn’t too bad. There are stickers and painted arrows to guide you to the trail that takes you under the bridges, thanks to whomever does that. Heading East I enjoyed a great view of Phoenix Sky Harbor airport but if I had taken the north side of the trail I wouldn’t have gotten that Far East as the trail seemed to end by then.

Lake Havasu City Multi-Use Trail

Southern is Better

March, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Parking: City Visitor Center next to London Bridge
Trail Condition: Asphalt smooth with lots of lateral cracks. Appears to have been sealed recently but nothing to fill the cracks. A few of the cracks are wide enough to be felt when riding over. Plenty wide.
Signage: Sufficient amount of route direction and end points.
Comments: Starting at the visitor center means that which ever direction is followed it will be pretty much uphill from there. The northern end is a gradual climb to the end of the trail about 3 miles out. Along the northern end a number of intersections and traffic lights are encountered. The trail parallels the major highway and switches sides of the road several times. This means instead of one traffic light at an intersection there are two that must be negotiated. Most of these intersections are a good distance apart. Not real scenic along this stretch but still okay for a ride. The southern section from the visitor center still requires crossing a couple intersections and changing side of road. The hill climb begins and goes for a good long distance before more intersections are encountered. This hill climb is steeper than the northern end. On the return downhill some good views of Lake Havasu and area can be had. This southern end is certainly more scenic and fewer intersections to deal with. Throughout the trail the designers added many “wiggles” in the trail, avoiding long straight stretches, a nice touch.

Accordion

Lake Havasu City Island Trail

Liked This One

March, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Parking: North end of loop at large parking area. Could park at Lake Havasu City Visitor Center and cross over London Bridge if combining with City Multi-Use Trail.
Trail Condition: Asphalt smooth and good. Wide enough but another foot or so would have been better.
Signage: Sufficient amount of route direction and informational. On this trail bikers go clockwise and walkers counterclockwise. Many signs reminding bikes and walkers which way to go.
Comments: This is a nicely done loop trail around the island. Trail users did observe the travel direction based on mode of travel. Did encounter one biker wandering across width of trail, rang bell to alert of passing, at passing they complained of not being warned, noted they were riding with ear buds in, so of course couldn’t hear my bell or me coming. A wider trail would help avoid these sorts of issues. Highly recommend this trail if in area.

Consolidated Canal Path

nice long ride

March, 2020 by gilbertwilliams1

Hubby & I did this ride departing from Tumbleweed park. It was 16 miles to Hohokam Park in Mesa. The map said that was the end of the line but it appeared we could continue on the gravel path The trail goes concrete to gravel frequently. I didn’t think crossing the railroad tracks was a big deal as other reviews mentioned it. We did this ride mostly at night and it was lighted on the east side most of the way. It took us 2.5 hrs to do the 32 miles round trip. We were on pedal assist bikes and averaged 16 mph.

Queen Creek Wash Trail

Easy, relaxed ride

February, 2020 by gayla2

Trail goes behind houses along a dry creek bed. Restrooms are located at a couple of places in the park, which is approximately midway along the length of this trail.

Sonoqui Wash Trail

Fun and relaxing bike ride

February, 2020 by gayla2

This is an easy bike ride. Lots of horses to look at. Park at the equestrian center. Restroom off to the left as you drive into the equestrian center. Finding the trailhead: Turn off of Riggs Rd and drive in the front entrance of the equestrian center. As you drive under the big entrance sign look to your immediate left. The trailhead starts there with a map of the trail. The first 1/8 mile is packed dirt/pea gravel, but it quickly turns into asphalt.

Skunk Creek Trail

A Bit of Desert Within a City

February, 2020 by divaworld

My dog and I were tired of hiking around the neighborhood to get in our daily four miles, so we expanded our walking horizon to the Skunk Creek Trail. This is a fairly well kept trail that is fully paved on the south side of the Creek, and partially paved on the north side. When paved meets dirt and gravel at paved trail's end on the north side, the hiking is still easy. We liked the taste of desert still within the city limits. Today was our second adventure having located a place to park and access the trail. We saw a road runner, quail (collectively), and, because I know they perch high in the trees that surround a trail, one little hummingbird. We passed other hikers and bikers, all of whom were friendly enough to say hello (and adhere to the trail 'rules' or suggestions posted -- communicate!). I liked that bikers who can easily sneak up behind a walker, called out their intention to pass us as they approached. Thank you! I also discovered that there appears to be a man living under the 59th Street overpass, on the south side of the trail. I wasn't sure when I passed that way on the first part of our walk as I was on the north side, but being on the south trail on our return, I clearly saw him hiking down from the side of the hill to resume his 'perch' under the overpass. The only downside to hiking the Skunk Creek Trail is one that responsible dog owners can relate to: there is a great deal of dog poo along all sides of the trail, although there are poo stations offering pick-up bags and disposal cans. I will never understand not taking responsibility for your own dog (and I wonder what those persons' yards and homes look like). We'll hike this trail again...it was a good outing.

Southern Canal Path

enjoyable but with conditions

January, 2020 by annmom1

This is a utility road where they put up bike trail signs. Tirned out to be a pleasant ride. There are NO trailheads at either end of the trail. Enter by using the park on horne road and ridingthe road to access the trail. Sections of the trail have washboard and lots of broken glass. Gets prettier as u go north. At t

Rio Salado Pathway

wouldn't return

December, 2019 by astroman

When/If you find yourself on this path it's pretty nice, however It's completely unmarked and abruptly ends in places, as was my experience with all of the Phoenix area trails.

Arizona Canal Path

frustrating

December, 2019 by astroman

For someone new to the area I was horribly frustrated. Finding a trail head was difficult in itself, and there is no overnight trailhead parking. I don't think I ever saw the name of the trail posted anywhere. The trail is mostly the maintenance access route for the canal so there are many no trespassing signs, but that's really the trail. The surface is mixed blacktop, concrete, packed gravel. The underpasses west of Scottsdale are littered with personal belongings and people. Most of the road crossings are unprotected and require dismounting and waiting for traffic. never again.

New River Trail

excellent

December, 2019 by astroman

very well marked, clean, urban scenic.

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