Where to Run in Arizona

Welcome to Running IN Arizona. If you are visiting the state or looking for a new place to run in the area, just check out the list of locations below. The address for each park is provided, along with directions from major intersections. (Not all online or in-car navigation directions to park address locations will lead you to your intended destination!)

Runners in the Phoenix area have enjoyed running along the pathways that follow the canal system in the Valley of the Sun. A map of this system is available at the SRP (Salt River Project) web site. Many of the run locations listed below utilize these routes along the canals. Just click on the link below. 

If you have a favorite place to run in Arizona and would like to share it with visitors to this site, please send an email with directions to Richard at youcando262@gmail.com.

Salt River Project (SRP) Canal Routes & Distances

For Phoenix-area runners this is a must have map of running routes with less traffic. You may also calculate the distances along your running route at this site.

Freestone Park

Hard-packed Dirt along canal system
401 N. Lindsay Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234

From US 60 & Gilbert Road exit
South on Gilbert to Guadalupe Road
East on Guadalupe to Lindsay Road
South on Lindsay to Freestone Park, which is located on the east side of Lindsay.


Granada Park

Hard-packed Dirt along canal system
6505 N. 20th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016

From Highway 51 & Glendale/Lincoln exit
East on Glendale/Lincoln
South (right) on 20th Street - one block from expressway
Continue on 20th Street about 2 blocks to Granada Park.



G.R. Herberger Park
Hard-packed Dirt along canal system
5700 E. Inidan School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018


From Loop 101 & Indian School Road exit
West on Indian School Road
Drive past 64th Street and take next right into park entrance.


Rose Mofford Park
(AKA: Cave Creek Sports Complex)

Hard-packed Dirt along canal system
9833 N. 25th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

From I-17 & Peoria exit
East on Peoria
South (right) on 25th Avenue - first light east of expressway
Continue on 25th Avenue about 2 blocks to the park entrance.


South Mountain Park

North Entrance
Desert Trails & Park Roads
10919 S. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85042

From Baseline Road & Central Avenue
South on Central Avenue to South Mountain Park entrance.
Left at first road beyond entrance gate and guard house at park entrance.

Horizon Park

Desert Trails beyond canal
15441 N. 100th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


From Loop 101 & Frank Lloyd Wright exit
East on Frank Lloyd Wright
North (left) on 100th Street - second light east of expressway (92nd Street to the south)
Continue on 100th Street to the park entrance.


Kiwanis Park

Hard-packed Dirt along canal system


From Baseline & Mill
West on Baseline a few hundred yards
South (left) into Kiwanis Park parking lot. This is the parking lot at the northern end of Kiwanis Park.