Phoenix, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Arizona Canal Walk

Apr 02, 2022 6:00AM—11:00AM


Meeting Options: EAST: Solieri Bridge in Scottsdale, 4420 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, (SE corner of Scottsdale Rd and Camelback Rd) or WEST: Granada Park in Phoenix, 6505 N 20th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Easy training hike along the Arizona Canal with two different options for starting. The two groups of pilgrims will meet at Little O's Arcadia Market. Please indicate in the comments if you are starting at EAST or WEST side location when you register.

Cost None

Event Contact Tina Strickler | Email


This is a great opportunity to gauge your preparations for the Camino this spring or simply enjoy the company of fellow pilgrims. Wear your pack and favorite gear on this leisurely walk to the Arcadia area of Phoenix. We will stop at the charming Little O’s Market for a snack, cafe con leche and restroom break then return to the start location. The terrain simulates the Meseta – flat and no shade but a nice place for conversation.

There are two options for the start (please indicate in the comments of your sign-up whether you will meet on the East or West side).

EAST: Meet on the Solieri Bridge at 6:30am (This is the scheduled meeting time, not 6:00am as displayed above.) Tip: Park on level 2 of the Nordstrom’s Parking Garage.

WEST: Meet at Granada Park at 6:30am. (This is the scheduled meeting time, not 6:00am as displayed above.)

BRING: Sturdy walking shoes, water (at least 2 liters), a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, money or your own snacks/lunch if desired.

Total distance: 9-11 miles easy (no shade)

Elevation gain: Minimal

Time: 4-5 hours due to distance & stop at Little O’s Arcadia Market

Hike leaders: EAST: Tina Strickler 602.722.0612 WEST: Kath Stoll: 602.616.9467

Please stay home if you are sick or not feeling well.

If running late day of hike, call your hike leader.