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.
Paved - Car Okay
To mountain bike ride Pre 2018
Exit Loop 202 / Red Mountain Freeway at Power Road. Travel north 2 miles and park in the dirt lot on the west side of the road just after crossing the canal. The trail begins just downhill from there on the east side of the road.
There is NO LONGER ANY PARKING on the west side of Power Road/Bush Highway.
The Central Arizona Project has added a new fence and gate with NO PARKING signs.
While there will be some parking along Power south of the canal, a good option is parking either behind the Walgreen's at Power & Thomas or the Park & Ride on Power under the 202.