Crosscut Canal Path

Arizona

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Crosscut Canal Path Facts

States: Arizona
Counties: Maricopa
Length: 4.5 miles
Trail end points: E. Indian School Rd. and N. 64th St. (Scottsdale) and N. Mill Ave. (Tempe)
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8752013

Crosscut Canal Path Description

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 in Tempe that opened in 2011.

In the south, the trail winds through Papago Park, a wonder with stunning desert scenery, flora and fauna. As the trail heads north into Scottsdale, the surroundings become more residential. From the path's northern terminus, trail users can continue a short distance northeast on the Arizona Canal Path to reach charming downtown Scottsdale.

Parking and Trail Access

Ample parking and restrooms for the Crosscut Canal Path are available in Evelyn Hallman Park (1900 N. College Avenue) in Tempe.

Crosscut Canal Path Reviews

A great trail: beautiful scenery, very well kept trails and not heavily trafficked on a weekday. Really the main thing it needs is a better crossing and signage at Thomas and it would be amazing!

A great trail: beautiful scenery, very well kept trails and not heavily trafficked on a weekday. Really the main thing it needs is a better crossing and signage at Thomas and it would be amazing!

beautiful scenery! even at night!

The first mile is TOUGH. I roller skated down to downtown Scottsdale. Beautiful maintained trail. Even at night it was gorgeous! I’ll definitely be trying it again during a morning session.

Nice trail

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.

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