family-friendly bike trails in Phoenix

Phoenix is a great place to go biking, so you’re bound to find plenty of bike trails to enjoy. We want to make this task a lot easier for you, so we’ve created a list of our top picks for family-friendly bike trails in the city. So get your helmets ready and get ready to soak up the outdoors with this awesome active fun activity!

Papago Park

Where: 625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Papago Park is not only a natural paradise with amazing sights, it also offers world-class natural attractions like the Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Garden!

You can take a break enjoying any of these places and then get back to your bike to keep enjoying a great family time!

Murphy’s Bridle Path/ Central Ave. Hiking Trail

Where: Murphy Bridle Path, Phoenix, AZ

Enjoy a nice bike ride alongside the Arizona Canal Diversion Channel!

You will find many trees for shade perfect for summer days.  This is a perfect trail for beginners or families with little kids!

Arizona Canal Path

Where: Arizona Canal Trl, Arizona

This is one of the longest multi-use trails in Maricopa County.

With almost 70 miles long, it provides a flat route for bikers of all ages and abilities. A great option for a family bike ride in Phoenix!

Indian Bend Wash Trail

Where: Indian Bend Wash Trail, AZ

This great 6-mile paved trail connects many parks and you can find many places for family-friendly activities on the way, such as a skate park, playgrounds, and even a swimming pool for a little break on the summer days!

Dreamy Draw Bikeway

Where: E Dreamy Draw Bikeway, Phoenix, AZ 85028

The Dreamy Draw Bikeway provides amazing views and natural settings.

The trail is 2.1 miles long and passes through the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, where you can find many family-friendly activities if you want to take a fun break from biking.

Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt

Where: Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt, AZ

Very near Phoenix, in the heart of Scottsdale, this 13-miles full of trees and green spaces is perfect for biking with the family!

The trail is paved and wide enough for all visitors. We recommend you take a picnic with you as you’ll pass through many picnic areas and beautiful spaces.

McDowell Mountain Park

Where: 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264

This beautiful mountain park will gift you amazing views of a truly Arizona landscape!

The Black Diamond Pemberton Trails and the trails surrounding it are perfect for a bike ride with kids!

Usery Mountain Park

Where: 3939 N Usery Pass Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207

A great place in the valley to have a family bike ride!

You will enjoy views of the Superstition Mountains and the Usery, and find flat and gentle trails for the little ones. Another kids’ favorite is the NoSo trail!

San Tan Regional Park

Where: 6533 W Phillips Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

San Tan Regional Park is another great option for family-friendly bike rides and to spend a great time!

The Moonlight Trail is a family favorite, and you can also combine trails to make a fun loop!

New River Trail

Where: New River Tr, Peoria, AZ

The New River Trail is a great option for families with kids.

The total lenght of the trail is 16 miles and is one of the favorites in the West Valley.  Besides the biking trail, you can find a great playground for the kids.