Short but sweet
Overview: This 0.3 mile trail is located in Usery Mountain Park between the 2 peaks of Cat Peaks. You can access the trail from Cat Peaks Trail on the East end and the Blevins Trail on the west end. The trail itself is short by can be incorporated into other trails in the park to make for some nice loops.
Hike: Signs mark both ends of the trail. A short climb through the pass provides excellent 360 degree views. At the top of the pass you can move between the 2 peaks to get a better vantage point of the valley. The elevation makes for some nice picture taking opportunities and overall the hike is light and would be good for out of town visitors who would like to see some of the desert. From the pass the Superstitions, Goldfields, Pass Mountain and the San Tans are easily visible. Desert cacti and Palo Verde dominate the landscape. Heavy concentrations of Saguaros can be viewed to the east like little green poles as you look out toward the Superstition wilderness. To the west you see the prominent features of Phoenix and the rest of the valley. The Phoenix Arrow sign is also visible on Usery Mountain. The trail is in good condition however on the west end there are some ruts and erosion.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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