Elevation gain/loss is displayed based on the direction of travel used in the trail description. If traveling the other direction, swap the gain and loss values. The slope value is an average across the entire trail and may not provide an accurate indication of the steepness of a trail if that trail climbs and drops an equal amount.
A quick walk from a turnoff along Forest Road 42 through Cave Creek Canyon to an vista point on a small ridge with views of the canyon above the trees.
A short, steep trail descending from the Ojo Agua Fria Trail to Headquarters Spring, a good source of water.
A short trail connecting Round Park to Booger Spring.
A small spur trail connecting the Crest Trail with Anita Park and Anita Spring a short distance beyond.
A short trail from the Herb Martyr Road to the gated and locked Crystal Cave. A pleasant walk with several short steep staircase-like sections, and excellent views of the Cave Creek Basin at the top.
A steep climb from Barfoot Park to the site of the former Barfoot Lookout atop Buena Vista Peak, intersecting the northern end of the Crest Trail along the way. The lookout burned in 2011 and only the foundation remains, but excellent views can still be enjoyed from the site.
Up and over Fly Peak, from Fly Saddle to Round Park.
Departing from Fly Saddle, this trail passes north of Fly Peak, connects to the northern terminus of the Bear Wallow Trail, and dead-ends at Centella Point, with a spectacular view of the Cave Creek Basin.
Commonly used to access Monte Vista Peak from the west side, the Morse Canyon Trail climbs steeply from the end of Turkey Creek Road to the Turtle Mountain Trail at Morse Saddle, passing through beautiful, dense, largely unburned forest along the way.
A steep trail which climbs out of the Herb Martyr Campground to the Snowshed Trail 2,000 feet above. Pine Park lies a short distance west of its upper terminus. The Basin Trail and Snowshed Basin Trail connect to it a short distance from Herb Martyr.
A relatively low elevation trail out of West Turkey Creek providing access to the Fife Canyon Trail, Rock Creek Trail at Fitch Corral, and others. Several steep climbs, nice wooded stretches, and rock pools.
A beautiful trail at the end of a rough road, climbing high out of the thickly forested North Fork Rucker Canyon to the fire lookout tower atop Monte Vista Peak and connecting with the Brushy Canyon Trail and Turtle Mountain Trail near the bottom and top, respectively.
A popular but steep trail that starts near the entrance to Cave Creek Canyon and climbs around the north face of Silver Peak to the site of a former fire lookout 3,000 feet above.
Beginning directly out of Rucker Forest Camp at the end of the Rucker Canyon Road, this trail follows the canyon bottom for several miles before climbing steeply to the ridge separating Rucker and Price Canyons, where it connects to the Red Rock Canyon Trail and then dropping to its northern terminus with the Price Canyon Trail.
A relatively low elevation trail connecting the Trans-Mountain Road (FR 42) with the end of the Herb Martyr Road (FR 42A), with a segment of road walking on the Greenhouse Road (FR 713) in the middle. Can be connected to several other nearby trails for a longer hike.
The northern leg of the ⅄-shaped Crest Trail system, this segment extends from the Barfoot Park Road (FR 357) just north of Buena Vista Peak south to Junction Saddle, a central junction north of Chiricahua Peak. Running along the spine of the Chiricahuas, the Crest connects numerous other trails into the greater network.