Hiking & Biking



As the sunniest place on Earth, hiking is a great way to make the most of the incredible weather you’ll experience here in Yuma. Take in your daily dose of Vitamin D while getting your exercise and a breath of fresh air. The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area boasts a network of paved multi-use paths, as well as a more rustic nature trail along the river’s edge. Several parks, playgrounds, and beaches offer places to rest or explore.

Be sure to plan your hike around the interactive and historic points of interest, like the Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza, home to the 1907 Baldwin steam locomotive marking the entry point of the first train to enter the Arizona Territory. Discover the past of Yuma’s infamous criminals as you hike through history at the Yuma Territorial Prison. Step back in time to the early days of exploration at the Colorado River State Historic Park. After walking the shops of Main Street, take a rest and pay homage to our country’s heroes at the Yuma Armed Forces Park.



Biking is a great way to get around town while taking in the beautiful scenery. One of the more popular routes is the paved multi-use path running the length of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. Easily access East Wetlands and the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park before crossing under the Ocean to Ocean Bridge to Pivot Point Plaza, Gateway Park, and on to West Wetlands. Conveniently get to or from this point of interest by using the paved bike trails behind Avenue A, which run the length of the central city.



 Map of Yuma Downtown Hiking And Biking Trails