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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
Cat Peaks via Pass Mountain from the end of Meridian. The Cat Peaks loop is very easy - saw many mountain bikers.
Good trail at sunset you may get to see the Great Horned Owls
Nice, easy trail with beautiful views.
cnn 2 huck
Fun and easy trail.
Nice trail with beautiful scenery.
Great flat trail for a long beautiful hike!
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.
Clean trail, mostly even. We went just before sunset, it was really nice.
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.
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.