Giddy up Runner Girl
Development of Central Avenue area began in 1895 when William J. Murphy planned the Orangewood subdivision. The area bounded by now Northern Ave and Bethany Home Rd, between the 7's was set to be Orangewood Residential Village.
The Murphy Bridle Path begins at Bethany Homes Road and ends 2.6 miles north at the Arizona Canal. It is well-graded, multi use and wide. Ash, olive and other large trees survive by thanks to an irrigation system SRP provides. This recreational path and landmark of has been in use for over 100 years.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.