Arizona Canal Trail

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Arizona Canal Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

11.7 miles
49 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running




wild flowers

The Arizona Canal is one of the many canals used to supply the valley with its water needs (irrigation). These canals were originally build by the indigenous Indians centuries ago.The city of Phoenix, in partnership with Salt River Project, and local businesses, have developed the Arizona Canal for all types of recreational purposes (bike, jog, walk, equestrian, etc), except motorized vehicles. The Arizona Canal extends from the Pima Indian Reservation on the East, to Glendale/Peoria on the West. Use of the trail can be accessed at almost any point along the way; but many start at Metro Center and travel East into Scottsdale.

road biking
3 months ago

Great path but sections were you need to cross busy streets. Paved area is great but some areas have pebbles and ruts. Overall beautiful way to spend the day. Road 40kms.

trail running
6 months ago

off road driving
Monday, July 31, 2017

Really good trail to test out your mountain bike if you have dual sport tires, especially on loose gravel/sand.

road biking
Monday, May 01, 2017

This was a great bike ride. We loved that we only had to cross 1 road and it wasn't a busy road. Well maintained path and it didn't have a lot of traffic. Will definitely do again!

mountain biking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

the canals are great.

Friday, August 14, 2015

I enjoy this trail for everyday use. I can't always travel to different hikes, so this works well. No traffic, so I don't fear getting run over weather riding my bike or walking. It's quiet and well maintained. Includes hills so I get a bit of incline better than walking the neighborhood. Don't be surprised to see coyotes, hawks, rabbits, quail and other critters.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

The trail is well-maintained, but personally, I get annoyed by the traffic noise and by waiting at pedestrian crossings - especially when passing under highways.

3 months ago

8 months ago

road biking
Saturday, November 12, 2016


Tuesday, August 12, 2014