Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Trail

EASY 54 reviews

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gilbert, AZ that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles 7 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

The Riparian Preserve is an urban park with a series of loop trails surrounding seven ponds stocked with fish and birds. It is located at 2757 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert AZ. Several species of birds and waterfowl live in the preserve. The park has several amenities. The Riparian Preserve is an urban park with a series of loop trails surrounding seven ponds stocked with fish and birds. It is located at 2757 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert AZ. Several species of birds and waterfowl live in the preserve. The park has several amenities.

4 days ago

Good stroll for so close by.

walking
8 days ago

walking
13 days ago

Amazing place for a nature walk. Great for kids, birding, fishing, running, and walking. There is even a community telescope that is open on Friday and Saturday nights for free without reservations.

walking
18 days ago

Never knew this place existed just 10mins from our house! Great place to get outdoors for those with small kids too little for more advanced hiking trails. Lots of shade on trails, more dog poop than there should be but to be expected in such a heavily populated area. I will def be going back with my 5yr old and 1yr old for many more morning walks

hiking
19 days ago

Love this place for a quick outing...

hiking
19 days ago

Great for a family friendly walk. It's right next to a library and several lakes/ponds. Great for dogs as well. We even saw a lady "walking" her iguana so if that's your thing ... They're iguana friendly too. Lots of bird watchers and photographers. All around an easy local walk.

walking
21 days ago

fun place to take the kids

22 days ago

awesome place to let the kids run & play

25 days ago

25 days ago

Very nice, not all the ponds are full but it's still pretty. Lots of people on the weekend but still relatively quiet. Will go again

25 days ago

awesome

25 days ago

Beautiful small park in Gilbert area. Several little ponds with ducks, but some are dried out depending on when you go. Tons of ducks! And they have little hummingbird, bee, and butterfly gardens. The large pond you can fish out of out. But it is heavily populated. You'll see people taking pictures everywhere.

27 days ago

During the winter months, the preserves ponds are teaming with shore birds. The pond by the library has ducks year round. The trails are accessible by nearly anyone. It's a small paradise in the city.

1 month ago

My dog and I love this place!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Fun light trail!!!

walking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice and scenic

walking
1 month ago

Has both paved and dirt trails. Nice easy walk and saw not only the birds but rabbits, bees and butterflies

hiking
1 month ago

Decent trail, very easy to get around for anyone but especially children or eldery/disabled people. Unfortunately we didn't get hardly any rain this summer so a few of the "ponds" were dried up. Lots of bushes and trees for shade, plenty of spaces with benches to sit and enjoy the view, or just take a little break. We saw a lot of bunnies, birds, and insects on the trail. Overall a nice hike for us and our 2 pups.

2 months ago

good for kids under 8