The Dreamy Draw Bikeway runs through Phoenix's Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, providing plenty of scenery as well as access to the area's rustic hiking trails. The route begins at Mountain View Road, in a residential neighborhood along N. 32 Street, and runs adjacent to the Piestewa Freeway (State Route 51) for a short distance. The trail then climbs and crosses a fairly barren hillside before coming to an end in a residential subdivision where Dreamy Draw Drive and Royal Palm Road join.
There isn't much shade, but the trailhead parking on Dreamy Draw Drive has shelters and water.
The Dreamy Draw Recreation Area has trailhead parking at the end of Dreamy Draw Drive. Shelters, water, and restrooms are available, as well as plenty of parking. Take Northern Avenue beneath SR 51 to get to Dreamy Draw Drive. 2421 E. Northern Avenue is the official address. From 5 a.m. until 7 p.m., the trailhead is open.
The Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, which runs beside the Phoenix Mountains Preserve in the city's northwestern reaches, provides a beautiful environment for many forms of exercise. There are numerous trail running choices available for people of all abilities. There's also the Dreamy Draw Bikeway, which is paved (4 miles out and back). Dreamy Draw Drive can also be used to connect to the Arizona Canal Trail.
This pathway is a lifesaver! On a 110-degree afternoon, being stranded in the center of a concrete and asphalt jungle is never fun, but this route provides a readily accessible break from Phoenix's traffic and noise. Beautiful mountain vistas, a couple of hills, and peace and quiet are all within a short distance from the 51 freeway in the heart of town. The trail is paved, but there are other dirt single track adventures that branch off from this trail that cuts through the lovely draw. You will like how easy it is to get to Glendale Road and the Arizona Canal by driving south on Dreamy Draw Drive. Getting a bite to eat at the trailhead bike cafe 16th st is one of the things you can do.
And Glendale, where you may ride this path in a loop around Squaw Peak, as well as the Arizona Canal, McDonald Drive, Desert Fairways, and Mountain View Road. Alternatively, try Lafeyette rd and 64th st in the vicinity of Cameback Mountain.
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
- Consolidated Canal Path
- Crosscut Canal Path
- 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!