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Murphy Bridle Path, AZ

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Distance One Way 2.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,158 feet
Elevation Gain 79 feet
Accumulated Gain 79 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.86
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Routes 16,052
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Jan
Sun  6:14am - 6:31pm
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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.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    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.

    Most recent Triplog Reviews
    Murphy Bridle Path
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    Finally checked this out after years of slight curiosity. Doubt most would go out of their way but I enjoyed it. A few of the homes are nice to admire. Fabulous trees in this irrigated neighborhood. Might do some loops around the neighborhood to 3rd. Jessica did great. I got a bit tired and loopy towards the end.

    Maybe a dozen out walking, running or biking. Expected more as it's typically busy driving by, maybe it's more of a morning thing.
    Murphy Bridle Path
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    Grand Canal Phoenix
    needed a cross training day after two trail runs
    grand canal to central
    north on central and the bridle path to az canal
    southeast to crosscut and through papago
    the grand canal is always entertaining
    saw a turtle on a shopping cart, then a few miles later saw another one :)
    at least 25 shopping carts in the short stretch between mcdowell and oak :-k
    don't really care for the bridle path surface, but it's shady and in a nice area
    kind of a beat down once i turned south into the wind, so much so that i was too tired to make it an even 30 miles :(
    might have been a little dehydrated, although temps were fine and skies slightly overcast
    have never been west of central on the grand canal - next time
    aside from the street crossings, it's a fun and interesting ride

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