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 is primarily used for walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 11.7 miles Elevation Gain: 49 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

nature trips

walking

running

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

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mountain biking
Fri Feb 08 2019

Really awesome bike ride

road biking
Sun Sep 30 2018

The tunnel by coaster and castles is dangerous and nasty. Be aware of bad element.

road biking
Wed Apr 25 2018

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.

running
Mon Feb 05 2018

ohv/off road driving
Mon Jul 31 2017

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

road biking
Mon 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
Sun Apr 17 2016

the canals are great.

walking
Fri Aug 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.

hiking
Sun Dec 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.

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