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Grand Canal Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Phoenix, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and road biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 11.7 mi Elevation gain 72 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Road biking

Walking

Paved

Rocky

Description
Waypoints (0)
Facilities
Getting There

Parking nearby. No facilities.

Reach it from the east end of Squaw Peak Drive.

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Reviews (43)
Photos (10)
Recordings (39)
Completed (47)
Gerald Blanchard
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Moses Cyabukombe
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Private property

Not a hike

Ahreum Lee
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HikingBugs

An awesome paved trail away from the smog of traffic in the middle of the city! I rode my beach cruiser and enjoyed watching little ducks and their babies swimming around in the canals and people walking their dogs. I wouldn’t recommend going past 19th Avenue it turns into a lot of homeless and trash on the roads it didn’t feel safe. In the opposite direction you can go up to 24th Street and then it’s closed for construction. Overall a great trail!

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Sydney Zack
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the canal trail is so beautiful! i enjoyed walking today from North central to 19th avenue which felt like a good walk. my dog and i walked on the path and saw a lot of people. it was a really fun time. i have been tracking the amount of steps i get everyday and walking on this for a couple of miles, i reached todays goal.

Jane B.
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Road bikingNo shade

We got on in Glendale and rode east about 10 miles and turned around, so we did not quite get to I-17. Most of the trail is paved, with a short section that is rock and gravel. Crossing so many busy streets was the challenge and the main reason we will not do this trail again until more improvements are made. Crossing a street without a crosswalk, where the speed limit is 45 mph, felt dangerous. The farther east we rode, the more trash we saw on the edge of the trail, which was not pleasant. Signage is lacking, which would be helpful to know when a busy street is coming up or. Gave it 3 stars because of the paved parts and the fact we saw no one else on a Saturday afternoon...and at least we weren’t riding on the roads with traffic!

China B.
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Walking

Grand canal trail west, from 51st ave to 43rd ave. This part is paved and is good for running, walking, bike riding

Adrian “Trail Blazer” Felix
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Hiking

Love this place it’s amazing I love this trail

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Adrian “Trail Blazer” Felix
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Hiking

Trail riding along the canal

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Paul Cook
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Road biking
First to Review

The map accurately reflects the east half of the Grand Canal. The trail or canal at least extends all the way to New River where the canal ends. You can connect to the New River Trail there. I recently rode the east half depicted on the map from 7th Ave to Washington St and Center Pkwy at the east end. Most of the trail is paved. What isn't is hard pan gravel. Easy enough to ride on. This is a walking or biking trail. Crossing major streets is a problem. Most of the time the trail crosses major traffic arteries in inconvenient places. Still the local cities have put in some lights and buttons so you can stop traffic at a couple of places. Places of interest include the Cardinals Stadium, Pueblo Grande Museum, Steele Indian School Park and Tempe Town Lake is just around the corner from the east end. There are plenty of convenience stores, donut shops and fast food just off the trail. One more thing. Most of the pix above are of somewhere else.

Lino Vela
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Gerald Blanchard
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Jon Stone
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Jose Luis Martinez
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Daniel Sanchez
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Daniel Sanchez
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Daniel Sanchez
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Berenice T.
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Scott Krieger
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Scott Krieger
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Scott Krieger
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Stephen James
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Scott Krieger
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Scott Krieger
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Scott Krieger
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Scott Krieger
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Scott Krieger
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Steven Rollins
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Steven Rollins
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Jose Flores
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David Kelley
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