The Consolidated Canal Path runs north–south along the whole length of the Consolidated Canal, which dates back to 1891 and is 18 miles long. Except for two short stretches where only a gravel path is available between Warner Road and Lindsay Road in Gilbert and from Riggs Road to Hunt Highway in Chandler, the route consists of both a paved path and a gravel-surfaced trail—more popular with horseback riders and joggers—on opposite sides of the canal.
The gentle-grade road winds through neighborhoods, farms, and parks as it connects Chandler (where it is also known as the Paseo Trail), Gilbert (where it is known as the Heritage Trail), and Mesa. The canal is home to waterfowl and fish, and fishing is permitted. The Paseo Vista Recreation Area in Chandler, a 64-acre park on a former landfill with a huge archery range, playground, and disc golf, is a highlight along the trip.
Trail users can join the Western Canal Path in Gilbert and travel to Phoenix. To enter the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community, proceed west on the Tempe Canal Path or north on the Southern Canal Path from the trail's northern finish in Mesa.
Several parks along the trail's path provide parking for the Consolidated Canal Path:
- Paseo Vista Recreation Area (3850 S. McQueen Road, Chandler)
- Tumbleweed Park (2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler)
- Tibshraeny Family Park (270 N. Cottonwood Street, Chandler)
- Freestone Park (1045 E. Juniper Road, Gilbert)
- Harmony Park (1434 S. 32nd Street, Mesa)
The Consolidated Canal Path is a path that connects Chandler, popularly known as Paseo Trail, Gilbert, and Mesa. As it passes through communities, farms, and parks, the Canal Path is a sight to behold. The walkway runs the length of the Consolidated Canal, an 18-mile-long waterway that dates back to 1891, from south to north. The canal is home to waterfowl and fish, and fishing is permitted.
A gravel-surfaced trail and a paved path are also available on the Canal Path. Horseback riders and joggers are more likely to use the gravel trail. Paseo Vista Recreation Area in Chandler is one of the route's focal points. This is a 64-acre park with a huge archery range, disc golf, and playground built on top of a former landfill.
Only a dirt walkway connects Warner Road and Lindsay Road in Gilbert and Riggs Road and Hunt Highway in Chandler on opposing sides of the canal. Bicyclists can ride the Western Canal Path from Gilbert to Phoenix. To enter the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community, cycle west on the Tempe Canal Path or north on the Southern Canal Path from the trail's northern finish in Mesa.
These amazing hiking trails are just a few of the must-see sights you don’t want to miss in Gilbert, Arizona:
- Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
- Arizona Canal Path
- Baseline Road to Eastern Canal Path
- Paseo Trail
- Cave Creek Tributary Trail
- Cave Creek Wash Trail
- Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail
- Crosscut Canal Path
- Dreamy Draw Bikeway
- Eastern Canal Path
All of these wonderful trails are located just a short distance from our offices located at 1447 West Elliot Road #103 in Gilbert! Stop by for a visit anytime!