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Friday, March 26, 2010

BLEVINS TRAIL

BLEVENS TRAIL Usery Mountain Regional Park Open to hikers, horses, mountain bikes and dogs on leash, you can expect lots of company while hiking this popular trail. Restrooms, hitching posts and wide, well-signed juctions make for a perfect family-friendly outing among the cholla forests bordering suburban Mesa. TO FIND THE TRAIL: From the park entrance, follow the signs to the horse staging area (shown as the "trailhead staging area" on the park map). From here, you can pick up the trail on either the east or west side of the parking lot. Then just follow the signs to complete the loop. LENGTH: 3-mile loop RATING: easy ELEVATION: 1,800 – 1,925 feet BEST SEASONS: October - April DISTANCE FROM PHOENIX: 35 miles GETTING THERE: From central Phoenix, go east on I-10 to US 60 east to the Ellsworth Road exit. Go north on Ellsworth to the Usery Mountain Regional Park entrance. FEE: $6 daily fee per vehicle INFORMATION http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/usery/Directions.aspx

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