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Your Guide to Queen Creek's Current & Future Trail System!

Queen Creek offers approximately 11 miles of multi-use trails along the Queen Creek and Sonoqui washes. The trail system provides connectivity throughout Town and with our neighboring communities, including the San Tan Mountain Regional Park. The trails highlight the natural beauty of Queen Creek, and honors our equestrian and agricultural heritage. 

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Download the NEW Trails Map!

Read about the 2017 Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update

Read the 2005 Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan

Trail Rules and Etiquette

  • Wheels yield to heels!
  • Bikers yield to walkers/runners and horses
  • Walkers/runners yield to horses
  • Stay to the right on paths
  • Pass on the left
  • Do not disturb wildlife
  • Do not litter
  • Clean up after your animals
  • Keep pets on a leash

Trail Flora and Fauna

During your travels on the wash trails, be sure and take in the beauty of the wildflowers and wildlife growing in our desert wash ecosystem. Look for mesquite trees, sage, cottontail rabbits, quail and more!

 

Queen Creek Wash Trail

The Queen Creek Wash Trail is currently 4.7 miles. Public parking is available at Desert Mountain Park along with restrooms, playgrounds, ramadas, athletic fields and more! Download the trails map for neighborhoods and street access points.

The Queen Creek Wash Trail weaves throughout Town following the banks of the Queen Creek Wash. The trail passes open space, farmland and a variety of residential communities. At the trail's southeastern end, Desert Mountain Park features several athletic fields, playgrounds and picnic shelters.

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Sonoqui Wash Trail

The Sonoqui Wash Trail is currently 5.8 miles and weaves in and out of the rural desert landscape. Public parking is available at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre. Download the trails map for neighborhoods and street access points.

The Sonoqui Wash Trail connects from Gilbert and is part of the Maricopa Trail, developed by Maricopa County. This regional trail system is  being developed in three phases. When completed, the entire trail system will cover an estimated 750 miles. Phase II of the Maricopa Trail plan, adopted in October 2003, encompasses the southeast valley and the connection to the San Tan Mountain Regional Park through the Sonoqui Wash.

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Share the Trail!

Yield Triangle

All the trails in Queen Creek other than the Wash bottoms (reserved for equestrian) are multiuse trails. The town relies on courtesy and the bike / hike / ride yield sign. Please remember trail etiquette whenever using trail routes.

Shared-use is defined as nonmotorized use accommodating such activities as hiking, bicycling, equestrians, jogging and rollerblading. Material is self-selecting for some uses (e.g., Rollerbladers on paved surfaces and equestrians on unpaved surfaces). All path/trail facilities are for nonmotorized uses.

Due to the current rural nature of the Town, most equestrians can still use the unimproved road shoulders and many unpaved streets for riding. Queen Creek and Sonoqui washes are also popular riding destinations and are accessible to equestrians. A primary destination for hikers and equestrians is San Tan Mountain Regional Park south of Town. The currently existing trails include paved and decomposed granite construction.

ATVs and Offroad

Check out these links for state ATV tracks and trails: 

Enthusiasts can also search the Internet for local private businesses that offer facilities for ATV riders.

 

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