Welcome to Arizona Trails, a World Of Arizona web series. Let’s explore the Queen Creek Wash Trail starting at Desert Mountain Park in Queen Creek, Arizona.
This 4.7-mile trail follows the banks of the Queen Creek Wash and passes through a variety of farmland, open areas, and residential neighborhoods.
At the southeastern end, a trailhead is located at Desert Mountain Park with available public parking, restrooms, playgrounds, and several athletic fields.
As you move northwest, the trail offers access to Mansel Carter Oasis Park, Queen Creek’s newest and most vibrant park.
This beautiful 48-acre park features a fishing lake, a peninsula rock waterfall, and a Shipwreck themed splash pad. That’s right, they even have a sand discovery dig zone for the kids, and multiple fitness pods for the adults. This park offers two multi-purpose fields, four baseball fields, and two basketball courts, all brightly lit at night.
Alright, back on the trail, along with convenient residential and community access, the Queen Creek Wash Trail also provides a connection to neighborhood-friendly restaurants and small businesses at both the southeast and northwest parts of the trail. So neighborhood residents with trail access can grab dinner along with an evening stroll.
The Queen Creek Wash Trail is mostly flat, set within trees and shrubbery on both sides, and offers well-maintained shaded rest areas along the way. In addition to public park access and neighborhood connections, this trail brings activity and life to the surrounding communities.
Public Parks Connected To The Queen Creek Wash Trail
Located at 22201 S Hawes Road in Queen Creek, AZ. This award-winning 29 acre Queen Creek park features two multipurpose fields, four little league fields, and two basketball courts all brightly light at night.
If volleyball is your game, you will appreciate the two sand volleyball courts with sprinkler systems to keep the sand wet.
This park also offers multiple playgrounds for a variety of ages, eight picnic ramadas, an amphitheater, a demonstration garden, and an equestrian staging area.
Access to the Queen Creek Wash Trail is found at multiple points throughout the public parking spaces, some offering shaded areas (trees).
Park hours are from 7am – 10pm.
Located at 19535 E Appleby Road in Queen Creek, AZ. Park hours are from 7am – 10pm. As mentioned earlier, this beautiful park offers direct paved access to the Queen Creek Wash Trail.
Small Businesses Connected To The Queen Creek Wash Trail
The Bistro and Safeway are located within small shopping centers, where you will find several other types of local businesses. Depending on what your are looking for, these trail access points can certainly be convenient for many of the local residents.
Queen Creek Multi-Use Trail Expansion
Queen Creek plans to connect the Queen Creek Wash and Sonoqui Creek Wash trails, creating an 11-mile loop as the heart of the town’s trail system. This project will progress as the communities develop over time. It is also notable that Maricopa County is growing its regional trail system in several phases. It has plans to connect an estimated 750 miles of trail, including a connection to the San Tan Mountain Regional Park through the Sonoqui Wash Trail. That’s a lot to get excited about…yay progress!