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hiking
1 hour ago

Such a great hike for families! Long enough for the little ones to complain (it’s good for them) but super rewarding at the end with all the rocks to climb. I had an 11, 10, 8, 5 and 2 year old (in a pack) with me and they all did awesome. The parking lot fills up quick and I got a ticket for parking along the road... so watch out for that!

loved the hike. my two boys did it pretty well without too much complaining and they loved the end!

Nice enjoyable hike. Cool little waterfall at the top. Be ready to climb over some rocks.

hiking
6 hours ago

Hieroglyphic Trail is a lot of fun and should not be missed, there are petroglyphs and small waterfalls at the end of the trail along with beautiful views of the Valley. This family friendly trail is a 2.8 mile moderately-heavy trafficked and rocky out and back trail. Depending on experience level, this trail is mostly easy with some moderate features including rocky areas / loose gravel and "possible climbing" for some around the petroglyphs and waterfalls. For bonus points, keep hiking past the waterfalls for a more challenging experience. Weekend foot traffic can get heavy, best for weekday and early morning use. We highly recommend this trail.

With Michael josh and jay

hiking
9 hours ago

Nice trail- just an easy little hike.

Easy enough hike, elevation was easy, clean trail, nice views of hills

hiking
over grown
rocky
13 hours ago

Agree 100% with previous review. Felt exactly the same way

Definitely a good workout in the last leg of the trail. Parking at the trailhead is a bit tricky on the weekend and the trail is narrow in a few spots but not so narrow it is difficult to let others pass by. Takes a little over an hour to get up to the cave with a few brief water stops. The views are stunning and the cave offers a cool reprieve after the hike up. This is a rigorous but quick hike for any morning or afternoon. Trailhead is about 40 minutes from downtown Gilbert.

We connected up to Piestawa Peak from this trail and went up for the view, beautiful trail. To the peak it was def hard but freedom was moderate and worth the trek.

Great first hike in AZ.

Very very easy trail to hike, did it with my wife and her young nephews. Gorgeous when you get to the end with the spring and you can see the many Native American Petroglyphs. Carried a single bottle of water with me and was fine.

mountain biking
1 day ago

Blevins is an easy 3 mile loop, flat and well maintained, lightly trafficked perfect for Walking / Hiking and Mountain Biking. You will also see some horseback riding, mostly on the weekends. Family friendly with beautiful views of the Superstition Mountains, this is an easy trail with very little shade and watch out for cacti and stickers. Looking for something a bit more challenging, take Blevins to Cat's Peak Loop for a Moderate short climb. Usery Mountain trail system has something for most all skill levels, we highly recommend it. Again, with little shade, bring lots of water.

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 day ago

We parked down the street from the trailhead so it turned into a 4.9 mile trek for us. Easy hike. Hilly at parts and very rocky towards the end. (We went National to Ridge Line). Took us around an hour and a half but we walk at a quick pace. Wasn’t too crowded. Would definitely do it again!

Nice loop.. pretty gradual. Lots of options to summit.

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail! Took a wrong turn in the beginning, but found our way back and finished it out. Trick is you have to go THROUGH the wire fence when you get to it, do not go left! If you go left you are basically going around the mountain :) It’s a gorgeous sight to see, but not the way to the cave. Once back on the trial it was very easy to navigate the way to the top. Gets a bit harder as you get closer to the cave, but its worth the beautiful site when you finish. Careful on the way down as it gets pretty slippery on the loose rocks. All in all it was a great day out enjoying nature even with the detour.

Gorgeous, pristine, desert trail. The views of the Superstitions creating a back drop for all the cactus is just beautiful. Saw bikes, other walkers and horses but for the most part had the trail to ourselves.

hiking
1 day ago

Really cool hike! Can get confusing to follow the trail but luckily somebody had put arrows in the sand which really helped point us in the right direction! At the trailhead there is a sign that says “wave cave trail” at a fence - go through the fence. The trail is flat at the beginning then very steep. Had to climb up over some boulders as well. The views are amazing and the cave is really awesome. We stayed longer than planned taking photos and enjoying the cave. It was a cloudy day with not many hikers passing through. Would be a cool place to sit and have lunch. It did get chilly in there though later in the day.

Great trail with lots of greenery and flowers! Took my 16 pound dog and he loved it, it’s just enough elevation to be interesting but not too difficult!

awesome trail

hiking
1 day ago

Parking is a challenge. This loop is not easily marked. Lots of various trails you can find your way back.

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike that’s going to make you break a sweat. Fantastic views. You can also change it up by going around the loop clockwise or counter clockwise.

Beautiful morning run! I did finish the last mile of the loop. Phone just died!

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 day ago

Toddler alert: be prepared to carry your toddler and pass them up and down rocks near the top of the trail but totally doable with two adults.

hiking
over grown
washed out
1 day ago

Shadow Mountain isn’t a bad hike, it’s this particular route in this app that is absolute garbage. My friend and I tried following this trail, and as you’ll see several other hikers mention in these reviews, there is NO trail to follow. We walked down what looked like a riverbed (by AZ standards), and once the rocks dissipated we were left on the side of the mountain with zero idea where to go next. We tried walking but it’s all overgrown and with two pups, we were afraid of them stepping on a cactus or critter. We had our phones in our faces most of the hike trying to decipher where the heck we even were and how to stay in line with the route so couldn’t even enjoy the act of hiking. We eventually turned around and went back up to where we could see a path and put our phones away and figured it out on our own. That being said, this hike wasn’t bad, just don’t use AllTrails to complete it! Follow the obvious paths and enjoy the views. I would also rate this as moderate. It’s not hard, but I’ve been in easy hikes via AllTrails and they are a stroll in the park while this hike has some steep areas with slick rocks I wouldn’t want someone expecting an easy hike with kids or elderly folk to deal with that.

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

Lonnie and I went

hiking
2 days ago

Crowded trail on the weekends, mostly at the beginning.
Wear trail shoes vs tennis shoes

Love this trail! Not too strenuous but just enough to get your heart rate up, depending on your pace. The length of the trail is maybe 90% loose gravel and rocks so I recommend wearing shoes with good grip and stability. There are a couple of spots near the top where older or less-steady hikers might require 3 points of contact, but still, I saw plenty of folks 65+ make beyond those spots with no problem.

Nice hike, super dog and it’s friendly. Our doxie did great! Beautiful scenery. Not difficult by any means, nice little hike.

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