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Cat Peaks Pass - Usery, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,814 feet
Elevation Gain 50 feet
Accumulated Gain 59 feet
Avg Time One Way 15 min
Kokopelli Seeds 0.5
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Author BEEBEE
author avatar Guides 13
Routes 100
Photos 1,794
Trips 372 map ( 1,808 miles )
Age 47 Male Gender
Location Mesa AZ
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Seasons   Late Summer to Early Summer
Sun  5:36am - 7:29pm
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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.

The Superstitions, Goldfield Mountains, Pass Mountain, and the San Tans are easily visible from the pass. 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. There are some ruts and erosion on the west end. Otherwise the trail is in good condition.

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2011-10-06 BEEBEE
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This hike is listed as One-Way.

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

Permit $$
Maricopa Regional Parks - Fees more info


$7 per vehicle,$85 annual or trade your first born for the life pass

$2 walk, bike or horse ride into park


Directions
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Connector trail - Not Applicable

To hike
The trail and be accessed on both ends from the Cat Peaks Trail in the Usery Mountain Park trail system.
page created by BEEBEE on Oct 06 2011 9:38 am
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