Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area Hiking Trails

 

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​Trail Descriptions

 

​Northeast Central Avenue Trailhead
2439 S. Central Ave.
Trailhead and Trail Hours: Sunrise to 7 p.m. or Sunset, whichever comes first seasonally

 

North Overbank Trail -easy

Difficulty: Easy

Access: Start from Northeast Central Avenue Trailhead. Proceed to North Overbank Trail.

Description: This is a dog friendly trail running along the north side of the Rio Salado Riverbed. It provides ADA accessible opportunities for bird watching and enjoying the beautiful riparian scenery. This asphalt trail is perfect for walking, biking, inline or roller skating, and dog walking. The trail also offers excellent views of the Low Flow Channel, South Mountain and downtown Phoenix, along with the sights and sound of wildlife inhabitants.

Distance: 3.7 miles

Elevation change:  0 feet

  

North Terrace Trail -easy

Difficulty: Easy

Access: Start from Northeast Central Avenue Trailhead. Proceed to North Terrace Trail.

Description: This dirt trail runs parallel to the northern side of the Rio Salado Riverbed, and provides visitors an opportunity to explore a riparian habitat in the middle of the desert. This trail is a great option for those interested in bird watching and observing the riparian scenery. This also is a popular equestrian trail.

Distance: 3.9 miles

Elevation change: 0 feet 

 

Southeast 7th Street Trailhead
2875 S. 7th St.
Trailhead and Trail Hours: Sunrise to 7 p.m. or Sunset, whichever comes first seasonally

        

South Overbank Trail -easy

Difficulty: Easy

Access: Start from Southeast 7th Street Trailhead. Proceed to South Overbank Trail.

Description: This is a dog friendly trail running along the south side of the Rio Salado Riverbed. It provides ADA accessible opportunities for bird watching and enjoying the beautiful riparian scenery. This asphalt trail is perfect for walking, biking, inline or roller skating, and dog walking. The trail also offers excellent views of the Low Flow Channel, South Mountain and downtown Phoenix, along with the sights and sound of wildlife inhabitants.

Distance: 3.0 miles

Elevation change: 0 feet

     

South Terrace Trail -easy

Difficulty: Easy

Access: Start from Southeast 7th St. Trailhead. Proceed to South Terrace Trail.

Description: This dirt trail runs parallel to the southern side of the Rio Salado Riverbed, and provides visitors an opportunity to explore a riparian habitat in the middle of the desert. This trail is a great option for those interested in bird watching and observing the riparian scenery. This also is a popular equestrian trail.

Distance: 3.2 miles

Elevation change: 0 feet