Blevins Trail is a great hiking trail, it’s relatively easy and has many scenic views. The first part of the trail is mostly flat with a few inclines as you get closer to the ridgeline. It starts on a forested path that opens up into an open meadow that leads up to the top of the ridgeline. There are some benches along this section for rest or just taking in the view.
This is a nice walking trail. Minimal elevation change. There are very few other hikers. The trail is pretty well marked. It is also a great walk to take with dogs and kids! The air smelled so good, it was aromatherapy heaven.
Fantastic trail for a slight workout and views! Various plants and wildlife to see. Beautiful and easy stroll. Kid-friendly trail. You can take many trails from this one. Would be a good trail run.
It’s a really easy walk, clearly marked trails, and there’s a bunch of other trails connected to the loop.
HIKING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS:
- Navigation Tools: Make sure to bring a map, compass or GPS for your hiking trip. You’ll want to know where you are and where you’re going at all times, but you will also want to know where all the campsites, emergency exits, water sources, and rest areas are located. The American Hiking Society recommends bringing along a map or compass — even if you have a GPS as a backup. When you know what to expect, you can plan other details better and enjoy the hike without worrying about getting lost.
- Adequate food and Water: Food and Water are the most important item on your hiking gear list. Without enough food and water, your body cannot perform at its best. Make sure to hydrate before the hiking trip and sip water throughout the day. Whether it is cold or hot outside, an adequate water supply should always be a priority.
- First-Aid Kit: Build a personalized first-aid kit, which might include blister treatment, bandages, tape, antibiotic ointment, gauze pads, and any medications that you or your companions may need.
- Multi-Purpose Tool or Knife: Another hiking must-have is a knife or multi-purpose tool. You never know when you might need to cut fabric to make bandages or even just open a stubborn package of trail mix. A knife can also come in handy if you need to make a fire.
- Bug Spray: Ticks, bees, spiders, and mosquitoes are some of the insects you might encounter on your hike, depending on where you go, the time of day, and the season. However, you don’t have to let these pests ruin a great hike. In buggy areas, you can use DEET insect repellent. Be sure to reapply frequently. DEET is not suitable for small children, so choose an alternative like citronella spray for the kids.
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Mesa, Arizona is blessed to be the home of so many amazing hiking trails you don’t want to miss out on! Here’s a short list of our favorites:
- Hawes Trail System Entrance
- Pass Mountain Trailhead
- Brown Mountain
- Merkle Trail
- Lone Mountain Trailhead
- Velda Rose Nature Trail
- Blevins Trail
- Maricopa Trail
- Wind Cave
All of these wonderful hiking areas are located just a short distance from our location at 1630 South Stapley Drive, Suite 212 in Mesa, Arizona! Stop by for a visit anytime!