Cat Peaks Trail via Belvins Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Cat Peaks Trail via Belvins Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mesa, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.0 miles 196 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding


wild flowers



Since Cat Peaks is a point-to-point trail, There are several ways to get to the Cat Peaks trail. This route starts at the west Blevins trail head and follows Blevins to Meridian and then accesses the Cat Peaks trail from the east side of Usery Mountain Park.

14 days ago

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.

26 days ago

Cat Peaks via Pass Mountain from the end of Meridian. The Cat Peaks loop is very easy - saw many mountain bikers.

1 month ago

Good trail at sunset you may get to see the Great Horned Owls

4 months ago

Nice, easy trail with beautiful views.

5 months ago

cnn 2 huck

5 months ago

Fun and easy trail.

6 months ago

Nice trail.

7 months ago

Nice trail with beautiful scenery.

8 months ago

Great flat trail for a long beautiful hike!

9 months ago

We didn't do the whole trail, just around the mountain(s), there was a really cool almost forest of Cholla Cactus though, pretty easy desert trail.

9 months ago

11 months ago

Clean trail, mostly even. We went just before sunset, it was really nice.

1 year ago

As a regular at Usery Mountain Park this trail is a ice trail to do in conjunction with Wind Cave. A good trail for a beginner if they want to get bac into hiking.

trail running
3 years ago

This is a great trail system for beginning trail runners. There is just enough "texture" to the trail to give a trail running flavor, but not enough to scare beginners away. There is some elevation gain as the trail goes around the Cat Peaks, and a little gravel as the trail crosses a couple of washes.

The trail is fairly lightly used, even on the weekends -- I think Wind Cave draws most of the weekend visitors. The scenery is fantastic, especially if you like saguaro and cholla.

For a short run, the Blevins Trail is a good start, but this one with the Cat Peaks Trail addition adds roughly 1 mile and a bit of elevation gain around the peaks. To add a bit more distance, the Moon Rocks Trail can be added as well. For a greater challenge, tacking on the Meridian Trail works, and there is a short connecting trail that goes to the Pass Mountain Trail on the north side of Cat Peaks.