Arizona Canal Trail - Hike and Horseback near Phoenix, Arizona
~44 Biltmore Estate, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA,Phoenix,Arizona
33.52126819, -112.02379057
5.8 miles NE of Phoenix, Arizona
Address: ~44 Biltmore Estate, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
GPS: 33°31'16.6"N 112°1'25.6"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 23.20 miles
Trail Type: Out & Back
Hike Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain: 45 feet

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Hike and Horseback

Multi-purpose canal trails set apart from normal city traffic and noise. 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 I like to start at Metro Center and travel East into Scottsdale. Recently, the area of the canal that passes through Sunnyslope, has been constructed with the recreational user in mind. Underpasses were build to avoid crossing intersections, architecture was introduced for the peaceable moments of rest and contemplation. The Canal is secluded enough to keep the noise of the city away. Courtesy of AllTrails.com

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Phoenix, Arizona

  1. Head west on W Washington St toward 1st Ave (0.5 mi)
  2. Turn right onto N 7th Ave (0.2 mi)
  3. Continue straight to stay on N 7th Ave (0.6 mi)
  4. Turn right to merge onto I-10 E toward Tucson (2.3 mi)
  5. Take exit 147A-147B for AZ-51 N (0.6 mi)
  6. Continue onto AZ-51 N (2.5 mi)
  7. Take exit 4A for Highland Ave toward Camelback Rd (0.3 mi)
  8. Turn right onto E Highland Ave (0.7 mi)
  9. Turn left onto N 24th St (0.7 mi)
  10. Turn right onto E Thunderbird Trail (0.2 mi)
  11. Continue straight onto Biltmore Estates Dr (0.3 mi)
  12. Turn right
    Destination will be on the right
    (79 ft)
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