Arizona Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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Arizona Canal Path

69.7 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Arizona Trail (Flagstaff)

10.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Chino Valley Peavine Trail

5.8 mi
State: AZ
Dirt

Consolidated Canal Path

18.9 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Gravel

Grand Canal Path

28.2 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Iron Springs Railroad Trail

4 mi
State: AZ
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Julian Wash Greenway

17.9 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

Rillito River Park Trail

21.8 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Santa Cruz River Park Trail

41.8 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Sonoqui Wash Trail

5.8 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Southern Canal Path

9.3 mi
State: AZ
Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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

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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.

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New River Trail

excellent

December, 2019 by astroman

very well marked, clean, urban scenic.

Rio Salado Pathway

nice clean easy to find trail

December, 2019 by michaeljluna

the parking area in Tempe was easy to find. start with a nice run along the lake. the trail is clean and well lighted for the first couple miles? i don't recall how far before the lights end. i noticed one water fountain near the parking area. bring a water bottle. no trash cans. i carried my empty Huma pack back to the park. pack it out- pack it in. not many people on the trail when i started but when i returned there were many runners and bikers.
trail is concrete ans asphalt. some nice sculptures along the way. runs next to the airport.
i ran 5 miles out and back.
i ran this trail as i'm currently working on an injury. i wanted something easy.

Mohave and Milltown Railroad Trail

awful

November, 2019 by annmom1

I m an experienced mountain biker. This is not a rail trail. This is a horrible trail for experienced mountain bikers. The short single track portions r marked by rocks that hit ur pedals! The rest is awful awful awful.

New River Trail

Handcyclist

November, 2019 by jstockbr

I also started at the Rio Park and found it delightful. Having ridden the Arizona Canal Trail the previous day I much preferred the New River Trail. There are no road crossings at all. The surface was either paved or concrete the whole way. There was a section or two where a trike would find bumpy as the seams are not flat. My turning radius is horrible thus there were 3-4 areas where I had to back up several times to make the turn. But overall it is a great Trail.

Grand Canyon Greenway

Best ride ever

October, 2019 by joanne19

I love the Grand Canyon, and this trail just makes it even more perfect! The views are tremendous.

Cañada del Oro River Park Trail

worth the trip from Phoenix

July, 2019 by eileencigala

This trail brings us down from Phoenix for a ride! It is a great workout and so beautiful! Can’t help but be happy on this trail.

Rio Salado Pathway

Fun Ride again

July, 2019 by res1due

Rode the trail this morning. I started at Rio Salado on the south side at 15th Ave. Was able to ride all the way to Dobson Rd. McClintock Rd was the only place where I was required to cross a road. If you are looking for an east-west, Phoenix to Mesa connector this is a good one.
This section is a wide paved section. I was only on the south side. I didn't ride the north side of the lake this morning. There are plenty of places to pull off and rest. Or even ride off the trail to a store or restaurant.

Consolidated Canal Path

Nice long trail

June, 2019 by rosegvr

I enjoy rising this wide, well travelled path but dont like the shocks from the power lines or that you have to stop and lift your bike over the railroad tracks just west of Gilbert road. Other than that, there are several parks I passed, nice views and some cool fountains by Gilbert road. Overall, I'd much rather be off the main road and will take this path again and again.

Santa Cruz River Park Trail

Great access to fun loops

May, 2019 by mteodori

It is easy to access the Santa Cruz River Park Trail from the Rillito River Trail just west of the I-10. You can access this starting point by parking or riding to anywhere on the Loop Trail system in Pima County. I ride up north along the Santa Cruz scenic riparian habitat, and this is an enjoyable river grade ride returning the same route. Instead of returning as I came, I use the local roads to connect to some of the possible loops. Both Twin Peaks and Picture Rock are pretty going west (though the bike lanes are narrow) to access Saguaro National Park West; I then return via the McCain Loop and over Gates Pass which is a great hill climb with beautiful desert scenery, and gives access back to the Santa Cruz Trail, or downtown Tucson, as you desire. Instead of going west on Twin Peaks or Picture Rock, I can stay on a more level ride going east on Twin Peaks, and continue on Tangerine Rd or Moore Rd at Dove Mountain. There are good bike lanes on these roads, which take you over to the Canada Del Oro bike path near Catalina State Park. This gives a nice return ride to the Rillito River Trail. Depending on where you start on the extensive Loop Trails, and as long as you don't mind mixing in some riding on roads with decent bike lanes, you can do some beautiful loops of 40-70 miles with views of the Santa Cruz River, Catalina's Mountains, and Tucson Mountains.

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