The Town of Queen Creek has 11 miles of multi-use trails. They are along the Queen Creek Wash and the Sonoqui Wash. Today we get to share photos of the Queen Creek Wash Trail.
Queen Creek Wash Trail
This hike is a line, therefore not a loop. You could walk down and back. Maybe have someone drop you off at one end and then they pick you up at the other end.
There are 4.7 miles of paves path. If you want to walk the wash-bottom equestrian trail it is 5.5 miles.
The trail has many access points. Click here for the town map of the trail.
You can park your car at Desert Mountain Park, 22201 Hawes Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Then walk north across the street to enter the trail and walk wither east or west.
There are signs at Desert Mountain Park to park on the north side of the street if you have horse trailers.
Whether are you riding a horse, riding a bike, or taking a walk, this trail is for you. There are paved areas for those who want a smooth walking or riding surface. In the wash, itself is the sand where many horse riders will be.
Trail Rules and Etiquette
Very common rules that you will see on most trails. Such as stay on the right side of the path. Pass on the left. Do not disturb wildlife. Do not litter. If you are walking dogs- clean up after your animals. Keep pets on a leash.
Do you wonder who has the right of way? Bikers yield to walkers/runners and horses. Walkers/runners yield to horses.
Flora and Fauna
We took many photos of the wildflowers. The wildlife quails were fast and hard to catch on film. It was warm out when we were walking. I trust in the cooler hours there would be plenty of rabbits and birds. See if you can identify the mesquite trees vs the pala verde trees.
Queen Creek Wash Trail
Recommend doing this trail when the weather is cooler and you have property supplies, such as a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of drinking water.
30 thoughts on “Queen Creek Wash Trail – Arizona”
This looks like a beautiful trail to hike! Arizona is on my list of places to visit!
If you enjoy hiking, AZ has so many different hikes.
I love that horses can use this trail and everyone must yield to them!
Most of the trail is split between the sand area for the horses and paved for the walkers and bikers.
I love finding the perfect trails to enjoy!
You would enjoy this one becuase of all the different plants to see.
I love a good trail. I was going to ask about the temps, but you answered my question. Definitely go in the cooler weather.
Yes, that is the best time.
Looks like a really fabulous place to hike and explore!
Yes, it is a nice simple hike.
This sounds like the perfect hike when you need something easy and where you can’t get lost.
That is this hike.
This looks like an interesting hike and not too extreme for beginners. I learned years ago that I don’t like to hike Arizona in the heat so I agree on waiting until the weather is cooler!
That is very smart. 🙂
I’m looking forward to the cooler weather to enjoy this type of walk.
Yes, fall, winter and spring are great times for this hike.
Queen Creek Wash Trail looks like a great place to bike. Are there any cool places to stop off along the way?
Yes, many shady areas.
An exciting trail!
You never know when a quail will run out in front of you as you walk.
Looks like a lovely place to spend the day! So much natural beauty 🙂
Yes and not many bugs. 🙂
What a pretty hike!
Yes, the trees and plants have beautiful flowers.
Looks like a great walking trail!
Yes, it was a nice easy hike.
Another wonderful place was included in the list of places to visit! Thank you =) I am waiting for the earliest opportunity to load my gelding into the trailer and go on a little trip
It is a very nice horse trail. You will enjoy it.