Mesa, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Full Moon Hike Usery Park

Apr 16, 2022 6:30PM—8:30PM


Meet: 6:30PM at Blevins Trailhead in Usery Mountain Regional Park (3939 E Usery Pass Rd, Mesa). Directions: Enter the Usery Mountain Regional Park (3939 E Usery Pass Rd, Mesa) entrance and show your Maricopa County Park Pass or pay $7 fee. You can ask the ranger for a map & directions or continue straight on Usery Park Rd to Blevins Trail Rd for 1.5 miles. You will pass a restroom on the left side and then see a large unpaved parking lot beyond it. Park there! Call 602.722.0612 the day of if you need help or are running late.

Cost None

Event Contact Tina Strickler | Email


The Pink Moon will rise at 7:13PM so we will begin our walk at dusk to gradually adjust to visibility. The leisurely hike will include the Blevins and Moon Rock (of course) Trails. Both trails are packed gravel with a few sandy washes and little elevation gain. We will begin walking west on Blevins Trail to Moon Rock. We will reconnect with Blevins trail and walk west into the moonrise over the Superstition Mountains with little light pollution. BRING A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP and recommend wearing long pants or socks due to desert critters.

A $7 fee or Maricopa County Parks Pass is required

Total distance: ~4 miles – EASY

Elevation gain: 145 ft

Time: 1.5-2 hours

Hike leader: Tina Strickler 602-722-0612

Please stay home if you are feeling sick.