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The Enterprise Canal Trail is the less crowded sibling to Clovis' Dry Creek Trail. Beginning from the west end near Sunnyside Avenue, the trail follows its namesake channel southeast towards Highway 168. The trail is paved in some areas, and not yet in others. The first paved segment runs from about 1/4 mile east of Sunnyside down to Nees Avenue. Part of that paved path runs along the stormwater basin, an area that is fenced off but open to visitors. However, there are times when the gates to the pond are shut, blocking access to the trail. Still, users can continue their journey on the dirt path paralleling the canal on the other side of the fence.
Busy Nees Avenue is a natural turnaround point, but for users wanting to go further, they can head left to the intersection of Nees and Temperance Avenues, and the take the sidewalk down Temperance to the canal and the next asphalt section. That stretch runs down to Owens Mountain Parkway, where there is a small commercial area of chain restaurants and a gas station.
The Enterprise Canal Trail is a level walk, run or ride and there are plenty of shade trees along the trail. Future plans for the trail including a building a pedestrian bridge over Highway 168 and extending the trail south. The section at the west end between the Dry Creek Trailhead and the start of the paved part near Sunnyside Avenue is also slated for development.
You can park at the Dry Creek Trailhead (4999 E Shepherd Ave #4971, Clovis). From there you can cross Sunnyside Avenue to the canal trail but be careful as the crosswalk is not marked and this initial trail section has not yet been developed. You may also be able to park in the adjacent neighborhoods or at the shopping center on the south end but as always, follow any parking regulations.
Those joining the trail on foot or by bike can access it at the various cross-streets.
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