Reach 11 trail

In between my daughters soccer games a few weeks ago, I ran the trail that goes behind the Reach 11 recreation area. To the east the trail goes under the 101 and 51 freeways winding through desert terrain until it ends near the Mayo clinic. You can continue on from that trailhead on the streets or other unofficial trails but I turn around there. The trail is pretty flat packed dirt with desert vegetation all around, some areas have nice spots of shade from trees and large shrubbery. It us a nice run that isn’t very well travelled but I did see a few other runners and a few bikers.







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2 responses to “Reach 11 trail

  • The running schlub

    Wet love in the east valley so we haven’t been to the reach 11 recreation area. I think they have runs there don’t they? I personally prefer those low traffic trails. How long did your run go for?

    • runfaraz

      They do have runs at Reach 11, I have seen from a 5K to half marathon there. I ran about 7-8 miles that day but there is more trail to the northwest that I didn’t go on that would add about 3 miles round trip. There are also some other trails that branch from the main trail, I don’t know how far out those go. One of these times I will venture out and see what they offer.

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