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
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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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.

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