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Explore the best rated trails in Scottsdale, AZ. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Paradise Park Trail and New River Trail. With more than 35 trails covering 320 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
We took off midway at the park, very nice and scenic. Only thing we hoped for is a loop around Tempe Town Lake which we found out doesn't exist.
I love biking the canal systems.
I entered at 56th street just across the street from the 56th hydro power plant (this is really cool place to stop stretch and read some history).
The bike under passes were fine until 27th ave and there were two transients but easily passed. The I 17 underpass was a different story.
I got 1/4 down the slope and the entire tunnel was blocked with transients. There was no way to bike safely through. At this point I turned around and went on in another direction.
Decided to take my sister and her friend on this path. Had some difficulty finding the park with which to start. Got on the path and found it confusing, with no signs and then found several places where we had to cross major streets with no crossing area,,,so pretty dangerous. Not a well marked path.
Good trail, smooth and pretty flat other than a few minor hills. Great for kids and dogs, but busy with bikes and electric scooters so stay alert. No water or toilets along the whole trail and it could use more signs as the are some branches off it.
This is an excellent trail with great underpasses for smooth cruising. A bit congested at some of the parks on a Sunday’s in April.
Beginning at north end of trail is at Latitude: 33.632168 / N 33° 37' 55.806" Longitude: -111.873594 / W 111° 52' 24.94' with a parking lot for trailers. Just 1/10 mile down the trail at Latitude: 33.630892 / N 33° 37' 51.213" Longitude: - 111.870908 / W 111° 52' 15.268" is a parking lot and restrooms. Not really sure how long this trail really is because it merged into the Indian Bend Wash trail without us knowing it. Still a great ride. Only negative was having to cross streets at the north end of the trail.
Nice safe trail to ride. No traffic to cross. Joins other trails.
I agree with a few of the comments made by others here. I have now ridden this trail a few times and it seems that as you go towards Glendale you will ride through some sketchier areas. There are a lot of surface crossings. Just as you get a good rhythm going, you have to stop. The crossing at 16th and Indian School road is tough. Mostly the surface is clean. One side of the canal is concrete and the other is gravel (with some glass)
10 mile out and back. Apache wash trailhead in the middle. This is rarely busy, scenic and has some shoot offs if you’re a mountain biker or gravel biker.
We’ll kept one turn was in marked but not hard to meet back up with trail . Did see a lot of homeless men under bridges and camped in bushes. Was not crowded the day we went so it was very calming ride.
Yes there are plenty of intersections, but a fun ride in good shape. One of my favorites!
Stay away from the South Mountain side in Laveen. Not only is there almost zero shade, the surface is broken pavement with a mixture of some light gravel. There are some sketchy neighborhood spots that you have to run behind. But most importantly, way too many streets to cross without any crosswalks. Every other block you have to cross a street. And you have to fight traffic (sometimes standing in the middle because you can only get across one part of the traffic at a time). This really isn’t a trail, but a access road for powerline workers to
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