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Grand Canal Bike Path, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
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Distance One Way 11 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,152 feet
Elevation Gain 17 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Interest Historic & Perennial Creek
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Author trekkin_gecko
author avatar Guides 9
Routes 379
Photos 4,724
Trips 3,175 map ( 22,624 miles )
Age 63 Female Gender
Location phoenix, az
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Preferred   Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar
Seasons   ALL
Sun  5:36am - 7:32pm
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The Grand
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One of several SRP canals in the Phoenix area, the grand canal runs from just east of center parkway to the Glendale charging ponds near 104th Avenue and Maryland. The paved grand canal bike path begins at 56th street south of Washington Street and follows the canal to a dead end at I-17 just after crossing Indian School road.


Much of the path is newly paved, eight feet wide. There are a couple of short sections that are not, one near 16th street, and the last bit near I-17. Most of the busier roads have crossing lights. At night, segments of the path are illuminated. That said, the grand runs through some sketchy neighborhoods, but is pleasant riding in daylight hours. Flat, fast, and smooth.

Unverified - HAZ_Hikebot satellite drawn route with a mile detour to continue west. You may continue north on the New River Trail.

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2020-08-10 trekkin_gecko
    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.

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    in Phoenix, any cross street between 56th street and 19th avenue will provide access.
    page created by joebartels on Aug 10 2020 3:34 pm
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