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I love this trail. They did some work on the path and it is really bumpy for road bikes. You can ride to Power and head over to Sonoqui. I can get a good 22 miles in on this loop. Pros: I feel very safe on this trail. You are by houses and no matter the time of day other people are out. Cons: really bumpy for a road bike
This is an asphalt and concrete trail only if you ride on Shea Boulevard. You could easily get run over on a Shea.
This is a nice paved trail. We saw several elk, tarantulas, snakes, and deer. It is almost all uphill one way and almost all downhill returning so when we rode out with all the challenging hills, the coast back was nice. There are some areas that it is bumpy. Overall beautiful and you can bike right into the Grand Canyon Park so you can avoid the line getting in.
Tucson has many miles of beautiful paths and the Canada del Oro River Park section is one of the finest.
I parked my vehicle at the La Cholla Boulevard lot just north of McGee Road. It’s a gravel lot with plenty of spaces. From there, I chose to run northeast towards La Canada Drive. I was looking to run a total of 4-miles so I ran 2-miles out and back. I began by running under La Cholla Boulevard, through the Overton/Hardy Road pedestrian crossing, under La Canada Drive and then over a bridge that crosses a wash to complete my 2-miles. I then turned around to head back to my vehicle.
The path is an asphalt surface and is very wide in order to accommodate bicycles and pedestrians. It’s in wonderful condition too. I visited on a weekday morning around 9:30 AM. There were not a lot of people out that day, but enough to where I felt safe. It’s is also marked extremely well so no confusion at all.
A couple of things to be aware of. First, there is hardly any shade so get out early in the summer. You may want to consider sunscreen too. Secondly, while you are not far from roads, you will also be surrounded by desert. Don’t be surprised if you encounter amazing Arizona wildlife (snakes, coyotes, etc.). Always be alert and remember that if you respect them, they will very likely respect you. Finally, there are no restrooms in the La Cholla parking lot or along the way of this small section. So be prepared.
This section of the path is very peaceful, scenic and I enjoyed all the friendly people who were also enjoying it with me. Can’t wait to go back!!
Rio Vista Community Park a great hidden gem in the city. Path poorly marked, ended up zigzagging back to be on the correct path.
yuma has done a out standing job with this path. it will take you across town from w 32nd st all the way to w first st. the path is smooth it looks and rides newer. i'm not sure how long it's been around but it is a underutilized well lite path along the irrigation canal. it has a underpass for a safe and convenient crossing of old highway 95. be cautious when crossing the roads the path could be better marked, the two crossings are busy and the path is somewhat difficult to find because of traffic congestion
An all time favorite bike pathway with connections west to Phoenix or south to Tempe. Well-maintained and great scenic views through the parks. Best time- early am.,
Nice ride from Horizon Park or E Cactus Road to Tempe Town Lake at the Pedistrian Bridge
Good path only had one rode that need to be crossed. The rest have underpasses!Not a good as Queen Creek Wash, but a close second! You can also connect the two paths for a longer ride!
A must ride trail! We’ll Maintained trail all Asphalt! You can ride this trail uninterrupted because the path go under any major rides.
We took off midway at the park, very nice and scenic. Only thing we hoped for is a loop around Tempe Town Lake which we found out doesn't exist.
I love biking the canal systems.
I entered at 56th street just across the street from the 56th hydro power plant (this is really cool place to stop stretch and read some history).
The bike under passes were fine until 27th ave and there were two transients but easily passed. The I 17 underpass was a different story.
I got 1/4 down the slope and the entire tunnel was blocked with transients. There was no way to bike safely through. At this point I turned around and went on in another direction.
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