Thunderbird Conservation Park is a 1,185-acre devoted to protecting the desert climate. Thanks to the efforts of numerous volunteer groups, the park offers approximately 15 miles of multi-use trails. The elevation gain of the trail is 1420 feet. The trail is loop type. The time taken to complete the total trail is 3 hours and 35 minutes. The park has leisure opportunities for residents of the Valley seeking to enjoy the outdoors. Three of the viewing blinds are available from the Pinnacle Peak Road trails, and the fourth is open to the elderly and is located off 59th Street. These blinds have to watch the 50+ different bird species and wildlife drawn to the human-made water feature in the park. Thunderbird Conservation Park boasts a decorative block wall with a viewing, benches, and a pathway to connect them. Travelers can use a walking stick to help avoid endangering wildlife. Hiking to the top of the mountain provides views and some great photo opportunities. The park has restrooms and lots of parking.
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THUNDERBIRD CONSERVATION PARK REVIEWS
Most amazing experience. This trail has different options for different difficulty levels so all can enjoy . Go in month of Aprils to see mountains all covered in beautiful mountain wild flowers. Must wear good shoes and take lot of water with you while hiking.
Absolutely gorgeous mountain to hike. Make sure you have plenty of water to drink, and if you bring your fur baby bring extra water for them to drink. Stay safe and enjoy your hiking adventures!
This is my favorite local hiking place. It is far enough away without being isolated. Parking is close to the trail heads, there's always someone around, but not so many people that they are in your space.
Grand Canal Linear Park is a fantastic place for walking, bike riding, and cycling. The trail running along the Grand Canal is about 3-1/4 miles. The park has a landscaped, lighted path with magnificent landscaping throughout and several times crosses the canal. The elevation gain of the trails is 39 feet. The trail is out and back type. The time taken to complete the total trail is 2 hours and 42 minutes. The trail is a beautiful trail park that connects to the Glendale Heroes Regional Park and the Westgate and State Farm Stadium. The park also has a fully wheelchair-accessible playground on the 75th Avenue and Camelback Road portion, which features slides, swings, and more. Grand Canal Path is one of the metropolitan area's most extended, multi-use paths. The trail features paved and gravel options across the canal. There is a play area for the kids, grills, cabanas, and lots of greens to enjoy a picnic. This park is an amazing place to come by yourself to get away.
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GRAND CANAL LINEAR PARK REVIEWS
Very nice parkway for walking or bike riding. There is also an option to walk/ride the asphalt next to the canal so no up and down. Lots of grass and trees and goes for miles.
Great biking or walking trails also lots of room to run and play field activities yeah. I just trek the trails or ride my bike only sat and people watched not one to really play.
My daughter and I love this little park. It's clean and well maintained. I went early this morning and enjoyed my meditation in the sun. It was so peaceful.
Skunk Creek Linear Park is famous, with approximately 3-1/2 miles of trails connecting to additional pathways. The elevation gain of the trail is 39 feet. The trail is an out-and-back-type trail. The trail is generally considered an easy trail route. The time taken to complete the total trail is 2 hours and 42 minutes. The park has linear hiking and a biking trail along a natural creek bed, with interpretive info boards. The hiking system runs along Skunk Creek, a natural creek bed, so you have opportunities to see mammals, reptiles, and birds in nature along the way. The park has a car park, scenic overview, and equestrian services such as horse trailer parking areas, horse watering facilities, fence posts, and a mounting block. Parking facilities are available in Foothills Park (5600 West Union Hills Drive, Glendale) and Rio Vista Community Park.
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SKUNK CREEK LINEAR PARK REVIEWS
Nice quiet long paved trail that goes along through several neighboorhoods. We like it because our dogs are a little bit older and have a harder time on the mountains; this is still something different & outdoorsy for "dog adventures" but easier on our dogs knees
Great hiking and bike riding. They just cleaned out a lot of dead brush so it looks a little barren but the plants will grow back when summer ends. Bring your own water.
Scary vending machines behind bars. Used to be a joke with me n my wife because it was always closed a couple years ago. If u g2g its chill here