City of Peoria Trails
JOIN US! New River Trail Expansion Dedication: Connecting Peoria’s trail to Glendale
Monday, October 12 at the New River Trail, Northern and 99th Avenues
Cyclists, equestrians, walkers, hikers, joggers and other outdoor enthusiasts will now be able to have a nonstop experience on the New River Trail from just north of Deer Valley Road in Peoria extending all the way to Bethany Home Road in Glendale. Several months ago Peoria completed the last mile in the southern portion of the city that ended at the city of Glendale on Northern Avenue. Glendale is now ready to open their portion of the trail from Northern Avenue to Bethany Home Road, and the two cities are celebrating with a dedication ceremony and fun run/walk.
It begins at 7:30 a.m. with a 4.45-mile run/walk along the New River Trail from Northern Avenue to Bethany Home Road. Runners/walkers can opt for a shorter distance of 2.2 miles round trip from Northern to Glendale avenues and back at 8 a.m. All distances are untimed, but race clocks will be available at the start/finish line.
The official dedication ceremony at 9 a.m. will featuring officials from the cities of Peoria and Glendale, along with diginitaries from the Maricopa County Flood District and the Arizona Department of Transportation. Light refreshments will be available. Registration for the fun run/walk is $5, which benefits the Valley of the Sun United Way.
To register for the fun run/walk, visit click here. For more information on Peoria's trails, click here.
The trail head for Sunrise and WestWing Mountain is at WestWing Neighborhood park, 27100 N. WestWing Parkway and services include: off-street parking, restroom facilities, and chilled drinking fountains from 6 a.m. to dusk.
We discourage persons from parking in the adjacent neighborhoods to access trails – please be courteous to the neighboring residents and use the neighborhood park or designated trailheads to access trails.
The trail head for East Wing Mountain is at Sonoran Mountain Ranch Park, 7098 W. Miner Trail; Peoria, AZ 85383 and it is located three miles north of Happy Valley Rd. on 67th Avenue. The trailhead amenities also includes off-street parking, restroom facilities, and chilled drinking fountains from 6:00 a.m. to dusk.
Trail System Map: Click here to view the trail system map.
Safety Tips for Hiking the Mountain Trails
- Make sure you hydrate yourself. This means drinking water before you begin your hike. Make sure you carry water with you while you are hiking, and have water available at the conclusion of your hike. The park next to the East Wing Mountain Trail has cool water available located at the restroom building. WestWing Park located near WestWing and Sunrise Mountain Trails also has cool water available located at the restroom.
- Make sure you wear a pair of sturdy close toed shoes or boots that have tread designed for hiking. This will give you extra stability on the hiking trails. As the trails get dry and hard, they can become slicker and a quality tread on your shoes or boots will help your control of staying on the trails.
- If possible, hike earlier in the day. The temperatures increase rapidly over the course of the day, and even dusk hours are quite high because the sun will bake the boulders and rocks throughout the day and radiate heat into the evening hours. Wear sunscreen to help protect you from the sun’s harmful rays or wear lightweight long sleeves with hats that have larger brims.
- Know where you are going and ensure someone knows that you are hiking and when you should be returning. If possible, hike with a partner.
- Stay on designated trails. The trails are designed for your safety and it is important that you keep yourself under control on the designated trails.
- Please report any trail abnormalities to the Peoria Community Services Department at 623-773-7137 or a Park Ranger at 623-764-0407.
Enjoy your hiking experience: play by the rules; hike safely; be courteous of others; and please keep Peoria's mountain spaces clean. If you have further questions on the City's hiking trails, please call 623-773-7137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New River Trail System and the Skunk Creek Trail System
New River Trail System
The New River Trail is designed to accommodate all non-vehicular users, including walkers, joggers, strollers, bicyclists, roller blades, and equestrians. The system is planned to be more than 25 miles in length with more than 18 miles of the trail located within Peoria. This trail system aligns along some of the City's local shopping, dining and entertainment venues making it a fun way to reach your destination.
Skunk Creek Trail System
The Skunk Creek trail is designed to accommodate all non-vehicular users, including walkers, joggers, strollers, bicyclists, roller blades, and equestrians. In Peoria the Skunk Creek Trail is approximately 1.5 miles in length and connects the New River Trail with the Arizona Canal Diversion Channel (ACDC). The ACDC continues for several miles east and southeast through Glendale, Phoenix and into Scottsdale. This trail connects to the Peoria Sports Complex making it a convenient and fun way to see a baseball game along with access to the other entertainment venues around the Sports Complex area.
GUIDELINES FOR WISE TRAIL USE WILL ENSURE EVERYONE WILL EQUALLY ENJOY THE CITY’S TRAILS.
PLEASE STAY ON DESIGNATED TRAILS.
- Multi-Use Trails are closed from 10:30 p.m. to sunrise (PCC 18-63)
- Mountain Trails are closed from sunset to sunrise (PCC 18-63)
- Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the trails and are restricted to designated parking areas only, except emergency and authorized service vehicles (PCC 18-64)
- Pets must be restrained on a leash, no longer than six feet in length, and pet waste must be cleaned up and properly disposed of. (PCC 18-66)
- Do not chase, harass, or harm wildlife. Marking, defacing, destruction, tampering, or removal of equipment, plants, and structures is prohibited. (PCC 18-66)
- Ride at a reasonable speed with regard for the safety of others (PCC 18-64) (PCC 18-66)
- Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited on trails, trailhead, and parking areas. (PCC 18-65, PCC 18-66)
PLEASE ALWAYS YIELD AND DO NOT BLOCK THE TRAIL; KEEP RIGHT AND PASS ON THE LEFT.
ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF WILD PLANTS AND ANIMALS BUT LEAVE THEM UNDISTURBED FOR ALL TO TREASURE.
Help keep our trails clean.
BE COURTEOUS TO OTHERS. BE SAFE. HAVE FUN!
It is the mission of the Community Services Department to meet the needs of the citizens of Peoria by developing, implementing and maintaining quality programs, services, events and facilities which are cost effective, creative and responsive to citizen input.