Meridian Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from September until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Meridian trail allows access to Usery Mountain Regional Park from a small trailhead on the west side of Meridian road in Apache Junction. The Meridian trail ends at the Blevins trail. At this point you can return to the trailhead for a 1.8 mile hike or forge further into the park.
Easy to navigate and well marked. The Meridian Trail is really only the south boundary of the map shown. To follow the entire map, as shown, you need to also follow Blevins and the south section of Pass Mountain trail and portions of Meridian Rd. We did Meridian from Meridian Rd and the Blevins trail back around to Meridian. 4.9 miles of mostly flat trail. Nice escape for a little while, but definitely rated easy not moderate. Very scenic.
I'm giving this 2 stars only Bc it is listed as moderate... really? It's a walking trail. I was hoping for a little
More incline. It was a great 5 Mile walk.
This was an easy hike. We hiked for 6.2 miles via Meridian, Pass Mountain, Cat Peaks and Blevins, back to Meridian to make the 6.2 mile loop. Great place for hiking if you have difficulty with elevation gain. Great for kids, mountain biking too! Enjoyed this hike... great views too!
The road to the trail head is a little rough but can be done in a car if your careful and slow. I agree with others I would not take a non 4x4 back here after rain. The hike is great not too strenuous, lots of great mountain views.
Here is a link to the 4 part video series I made for this trail. More hikes to come soon.
Meridian Trail (Bailey, Colorado): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo0ve7COZT-5qv4TyYDdmik3eLUsjyXCZ
A nice, easy trail integrated with Blevins and Pass Mountain that's sure to give you a thorough workout.
Match 13 we stared the hike at the trailhead on meridian Syreet at Hermosa View road. The meridian trail leads to Belvin which is actually the loop part.
Lots of bikes,a few horses. Pleasant walk in the desert.
Easy walk on well groomed trails. Great desert scenery and views of the Superstitions.
Very fun hike with decent elevation gain and delightful views of the valley as you ascend.
Fairly easy desert trail, lots of horses!!
There are several trails that branch off. It is a nice medium trail for biking. We did have to get off periodically to navigate a particularly rocky spot in the trail. We had a mixed-age group. Overall it as fun, but the youngest foud it a little too difficult.