dogs on leash
Easy, pretty, decent for getting back into hiking after time being a lazy slob ;) I got to the trailhead at 8 and took my pup. Took us an hour to make the hike with frequent stops to let him cool down a bit. Blevins trail was HOT because there was no breeze. I turned left a the Cats Peak fork and when you get to the north side of the north mountain a nice breeze hits and cooled it down. Getting back on Blevins to the car was easy but hot without the breeze again. If I did it again in October, I'd leave the trailhead by 7 at the latest to avoid the heat.
I regularly do this hike. The scenery is fantastic and the hike is an adequate challenge. Not too difficult for children, but you still feel satisfied when you get back to the car after scrambling up the rocky incline. The windcave does house an impressive bee hive and wasps sometimes in the warmer months, so beware! Seriously though, clean up after your dogs.
Sabine H. on Pass Mountain Trail
I would definitely do this trail again. it was even more difficult than expected as we traveled clockwise. I went with two other girls and we were the only ones going this way. I'm definitely going to have to try this counter clockwise. most of our hike was in the sun so it wouldn't made it cooler in the late morning.
I got overheated the last couple miles of the trail even though I brought 2L.
Gorgeous views, watch your footing and for other hikers, some narrow paths are not pass-able at the same time.
Nice flat trail. This trail is in the usery mountain pass park which is cool because there are lots of trails, bathrooms, picnic tables and even an outdoor gym inside. Perfect for dogs, kids, running, walking and biking. This trail connects to different trail loops also which is nice if you want to make your walk a little longer.