Usery Mtn Regional Park

Usery Mtn Regional Park

While much of the United States is recovering from a week of icy cold snowy weather, those of us in the Phoenix area are enjoying a warm (65 degrees), sunny day.  We drove to the Usery Mountain Regional Park to partake in some easy hiking on flat trails through the desert landscape.  This park has 30 miles of trail over 3,600 acres.  We had previously hiked to Wind Cave, the most popular park destination.  Today we parked at the Horse Staging Area and started walking on the Blevins Trail.  At the intersection with the 0.8-mile Meridian Trail, we continued east, starting a loop.  We next traversed the County Line Trail, a 1.0-mile north south trail between the Meridian Trail and the Ruidoso Trail.  The 1.3-mile Ruidoso Trail runs south and east between the Meridian Trail and the County Line Trail.  Once we connected again with the Meridian Trail we exited on the same Blevins Trail where we started.  Several mountain bikers and a few horse people were on the trails.  A super day for a hike.

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