We checked out Usery Mountain Regional park because I really wanted to go hiking some place different than the White Tank Regional Park. We love going there, but wanted to go to the other side of the valley.
I was looking for a trail that would be easy for my kiddos to do. I found Blevin’s Trail through a few different blogs. It was a little bit long for my kiddos, but I think in a year or two they would be able to handle it. I found out later that there was a much smaller trail called “Merkle” trail that may have suited them a little better.
As you can see, there are bikes, horses and people using the trail. Be wary of the horse “leftovers”. And the mountain bikers were great and very friendly. This trail is doable with a “bob stroller” or other jogging type of stroller.
There were some Canopies with exercise equipment.
Stationary bikes and other contraptions. We didn’t go to close because it was way too big for our kids. And this was the start of our hike so we didn’t want to tire them out.
We also checked out the playgrounds. They were very similar to the ones at the White Tank Regional Park. The group campground with play area is at area A&B. Area C&D had a play area with a big spider, but we ended up back at Area A&B.
The playground was fun, but I wouldn’t recommend it for those who are wobbily or are not good climbers. Three and over would be my suggestion, although Dimples is 2 1/2 and had a grand time. He also has two crazy siblings who climb and jump on EVERYthing!
This park has a great trail system for the easiest of hikes to the most difficult. There is a nature center, a campground, and great scenery. When we were on part of the trail we were able to see into Phoenix and see some of the planes turning to land at Sky Harbor. I really enjoyed this park and hope that my wee ones can handle a bit longer of a hike!
3939 N Usery Pass Rd