Cat Peaks Trail via Belvins Trail

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Cat Peaks Trail via Belvins Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mesa, Arizona 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

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



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.

28 days ago

Easy hike with fantastic desert habitat and spectacular views of the Goldmines and the Superstitions.

2 months ago

great trail. take the Cats Peak Pass for a little extra umph in your hike. beautiful views, we love usery park! close to home and a great mix of trails

2 months ago

This is a nice desert walk, nothing major stands out. Definitely easier side of easy if hiking. Really well maintained trail that is used heavily by bikers. Great for dogs paws, but watch for chollas.

3 months ago

Not one of my favorites but nice & easy trail

3 months ago

Really pretty and the cat peaks pass trail offers a cut through right back to Blevins instead of taking part of meridian back. bewarw though, the pass is Rocky as you go over a small hill. Pup loves it!

5 months ago

Easy hike. Note that Usery Mountain Park has a $6 fee for car entry or $2 if you bike or walk in

9 months ago

Nice and easy for a beginner like me. Not too many shade trees, though. Stay hydrated.

11 months ago

nice trail go early & bring water watch for rattlesnakes have fun

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Beautiful spot and amazing views. Great for kids. You do have to pay $6 to get in. It is not a big deal, but we were not expecting to pay anything. I would recommend going here though I will be going again.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Confusing to get to. Not hard or challenging at all. Not much to write about. We did see a mule deer. That was the most exciting part. :)

Friday, December 30, 2016

Great views and enjoyable trail for us beginners.

Monday, October 10, 2016

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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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

Friday, September 02, 2016

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

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Nice, easy trail with beautiful views.

Monday, May 16, 2016

cnn 2 huck

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fun and easy trail.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Nice trail.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Nice trail with beautiful scenery.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Great flat trail for a long beautiful hike!

Saturday, January 02, 2016

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.

Monday, November 23, 2015

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

Monday, April 13, 2015

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
Thursday, February 21, 2013

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.

13 days ago

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