Reach 11 Recreation Area is a 1,500-acre City of Phoenix rict park. The recreation area is approximately 7 miles long and less than 1/2 mile wide. The park runs east and west along the north side of the CAP canal. There are 18 miles of seven foot wide, groomed, multi-use trails that bisect the entire park. The trails meander through a unique xeroriparian desert landscape that is abundant with native vegetation and wildlife. Common plants associated with this habitat include; mesquite, palo verde, acacia, hackberry, desert broom and ironwood. Common wildlife species include; gamble�s quail, morning dove, cottontail rabbit, coyote, and javelina. General Information is available by calling (602) 534-6265. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset.
The Barrier Free Access Nature Trail is located on the East Side of Tatum Road, just north of the CAP canal at Union Hills Blvd in the Reach 11 Recreation Area. A paved parking area with two disabled parking spaces and disabled accessible gate leads to a graveled multipurpose trail. The multipurpose trail (E211N) is a Reach 11 Recreation Area system trail for use by equestrians, bicyclists, and hikers. The trail runs along the parks northern boundary before it intersects with the paved Barrier Free Access Nature Trail. The multipurpose trail is a hard, stable gravel surface approximately seven feet wide. At two locations the trail crosses a low flow wash of sandy terrain. The Barrier Free Access Trail is a paved trail that circles through upland and xeroriparian desert habitats. Use of the Barrier Free Access Nature Trail by horses and bicycles is prohibited. Users are encouraged to take water and wear appropriate clothing and footwear when hiking.