At the end of Murphy's Bridle Path, on the North end, between the border of Sunnyslope and Uptown Phoenix is the Arizona Canal and along it the junction with the Arizona Canal Trail.
The canals in Greater Phoenix are often dismissed and ignored by near-by residents, but they are a superb travel routes for cyclists to get through the city with little traffic and an open terrain for joggers.
Mostly covered by gravel and sometimes paved: often lined with lush mature trees, the canals are free of cars and all motorized vehicles.
The Arizona Canal Trail is about 15.5 miles long, stretching in Phoenix from 51st Avenue and Cactus Road to 52nd Street and Indian School well into downtown Scottsdale.
It's a route I take often to travel from Central…