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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 coarse gravel, provides access to nearby residences, schools and parks.
In the north, the unpaved path continues along the South Canal as the Southern Canal Path, in turn providing access to the massive Arizona Canal Path in the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community. Take that trail westward to reach Scottsdale and Glendale.
Parking for the Eastern Canal Path is available at several parks throughout its route. In the north, park at Sheepherders Park (2455 E. McDowell Road) in Mesa. Farther south, park on-street adjacent to Los Alamos Park (2840 E. Covina Street) or at Greenfield Park (4105 E. Diamond Avenue), both in Mesa.
In Gilbert, park at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch (2757 E. Guadalupe Road), where you can also explore the scenic area's other trails.
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