Explore the most popular trails near Gilbert with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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walking
8 days ago

good for kids

best park in the east valley, with a variety of activities near the library, and nature preserve. please be courteous when using this trail as a spike in littering has occurred recently. thanks.

walking
20 days ago

Perfect trail for walking my dog on a weekday. The sounds of ducks, water, rabbits every once in a while... was very unexpected. For being so close to a major road... it gives a feeling of relaxation.

Easy walk, some shaded areas to get a break from the heat. Good bird watching.

This was great for the kids but we packed way too much water 1.5 gallons of it per person. All 4kids were having fun until Liam chased after the dog we can’t find the dog or the kid but luckily we still have 2 dogs and 3 kids. Don’t recommend to go with a baby who can’t walk and make him walk. We have gone on harder hikes like Grand Canyon. Be prepared for dirt and nothing else.

nice trail, when you get back into trails forget you in the heart of the city.

This is awesome for kids. There was a lot of wild life, wide trails and great places to stop if needed. Could use a bit more parking. You forget that you're in the city. We will come again.

hiking
1 month ago

What a lovely area. Saw lots of different birds and some bunnies. The ducks laughed a lot and the cicadas were buzzing loudly in some parts. Easy hike more of a walk but nice either way.

walking
2 months ago

Nice nature walk if you have young children.

walking
2 months ago

I wouldn't call this a hike, more of a nature walk. Really nice for families with young kids or small/old dogs that can't do anything too strenuous, or if you want something quick after work without having to drive out of town. This does get super crowded on the weekends, so keep that in mind.

hiking
3 months ago

This is an awesome little walk! My dog and I loved the wildlife and scenery ❤️ they had some stuff to read that was interesting and would be great to bring kids.

hiking
4 months ago

My go to urban hike when not wanting to drive that far.

loved it.so cute and quaint! not in mountains. its like a nature center and national forest type.

hiking
5 months ago

It is not real hiking. It’s more of strolling but beautiful sightseeing. See a lot of bunnies rabbits hummingbird ducks quails It was a bit confuse with the trails even I use the trail map but we can’t lost anywhere nice fragrance when I walk

walking
5 months ago

Great place to go for a relaxing walk while enjoying nature and wildlife. Lots of birds, ducks and occasionally American pelicans. Also has an observatory for planet or moon viewing on Friday and Saturday nights.

Nice easy walk/stroll around the lake. Friendly ducks. A lot of families and couples. Plenty places to sit and relax.

easy walk lots of birds super easy to get to.

Quite an enjoyable break from the usual desert scenery. Plenty of water, shade, and wildlife. Great for kids, more of a stroll than a hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy to get to and works for a variety of people.

It was ok, to many people but easy.

birding
7 months ago

Amazing biodiversity in the middle of the desert

hiking
7 months ago

Went hiking on this trail with the whole and it was very enjoyable. Not much elevation gain so it is great for all hiking skill ranges. Lots of wildlife for my biologist daughter to see.

Saw so many wonderful birds from dozens of hummingbirds to the precious little owl in the ladies's restroom (complete with directions to 'Do Not Disturb') to egrets and 2 stately pelicans who should sign up for synchronized swimming and diving at the Olympics! We tried to hustle a little to do the exercise thing, but there were SO many delightful distractions! Only complaint....no maps or bird ID charts in the box, so we wandered a bit.

walking
8 months ago

Pleasant urban hike on paved and gravel walkways. Very easy (and popular) with lots of options to choose your own loop.

8 months ago

Great for a gentle walk and viewing birds. too bad sooo many dog owners do NOT pick up. sidewalks trails and beside littered with dog poop. site is smelly and you will bring that home to your car on your shoes!

birding
8 months ago

So many birds to see! Easy to walk and many places to sit and enjoy!

Nice walk, very simple. We loved seeing all of the birds, especially the two pelicans.

walking
9 months ago

I enjoyed this trail. The trail went a few different ways so wasn't sure where the entire loop was but managed to figure it out. More directional signs might be nice. A very clean area and beautiful wildlife. Great for families and out of town guests.

One of our favorite places for a quick, last minute hike in Gilbert. Right next to the public library which has lots of parking - that is usually where we park since the parking lot at the actual park is small.
Great for kids, pets, bird watchers, photographers, everyone. some trails allow horses back riding. Lots to explore& see right inside city limits. If you go in the summer I recommend going early in the day - it is NOT a higher elevation & is just as hot as the surrounding area.
There are bathrooms, campgrounds, a playground, and one pond you can fish in next to the library.

great leisure trail. Took my mom here to get her out. It's perfect for beginners or those that want to spend some time taking a stroll through a preserve.

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