Map of Indian Bend Wash Trail

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Indian Bend Wash Trail

Indan Bend Wash Trail Arizona map area

Indian Bend Wash Trail


18 miles




Scottsdale, Tempe


golf courses, Chaparral Park, Indian School Park, Eldorado Park, Vista Del Camino Park, Tempe Town Lake


Pima Road Trail

Arizona Canal Trail

Tempe Town Lake North Bank Bike Path

Canal Trail

Grand Canal Trail

Crosscut Canal Trail



The Indian Bend Wash Trail is an 18-mile long paved trail that extends from E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road to Tempe Town Lake Salt River, through Scottsdale and Tempe on the east side of the Phoenix metro area. The north portion of the trail crosses the Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct and goes through Horizon Park. From this point, the trail heads south through the residential areas of Scottsdale. The route passes several parks and golf courses. The south end of the Indian Bend Wash Trail meets up with trails in the Tempe area and comes near the Arizona Canal Trail.


The Indian Bend Wash Trail is paved for the entire route, though some access paths may not be paved. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking. The trail goes through residential neighborhoods and there are a number of street crossings and sections where the trail is located alongside major roadways. There are underpasses for crossing some of the major roadways.


The Indian Bend Wash Trail goes through the communities of Scottsdale and Tempe.

Points of Interest

The Indian Bend Wash Trail goes past the following points of interest:

WestWorld of Scottsdale Coronado High School
Horizon Park Eldorado Park
Mountain View Park Eldorado Community Center
Cochise Elementary School Vista Del Camino Park
McCormick Ranch Golf Course Yavapai Elementary School
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Course McKellips Lake
Saguaro High School Rio Salado Park
Chaparral Park Tempe Town Lake
Chapparal Lake Tempe Town Lake Marina
Camelback Park Tempe Beach Park
Indian School Park Arizona State University Campus
Continental Golf Course Hayden Butte Preserve
Coronado Golf Course Tempe Center for the Arts
Nearby Trails

The Indian Bend Wash Trail intersects or goes near several other recreational trails on the east side of the Phoenix Metro area.

Pima Road Trail: the Indian Bend Wash Trail intersects the multi-use path alongside the Pima Freeway to the south of E. Mountain View Road.

Arizona Canal Trail: the two trails meet up to the southwest of the intersection of E. Indian Bend Road and N. Hayden Road.

Tempe Town Lake North Bank Bike Path, Canal Trail, Grand Canal Trail and Crosscut Canal Trail: the Indian Bend Wahs Trail goes near all of these trails that take off from the Tempe Town Lake area.

End Points

The north end of the Indian Bend Wash Trail is at a point near E. Westworld Way and E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road on the northeast side of the Phoenix Metro area. The trail passes by McDowell Mountain Ranch Park, where there is a parking lot and restroom. The next point of interest on the trail is Horizon Park on N. 100th Street. This is a large park with athletic fields, dog park, tennis courts, restrooms and parking.

After passing under Red Mountain Freeway, the trail follows the shore of Tempe Town Lake on Salt River to the SRP Tempe Town Lake Marina. This is the south end of the Indian Bend Wash Trail, but you can connect to other Tempe trails and also to the Grand Canal Trail and the Crosscut Canal Trail in this area.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Indian Bend Wash Trail located in Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona.