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 very short, very steep trail connecting the Monte Vista Trail with Bear Spring, the only source of water in the vicinity of Monte Vista Peak.
A short trail which skirts Barfoot Park and ends at the site of an A-frame chapel erected in honor of a Boy Scout leader.
This trail departs from Junction Saddle and largely passes through a burned area until just before the peak. The top of the peak itself remains forested, but due to the fire thinning around the edges it's now possible to see out to the west.
An old roadbed from Herb Martyr to the site of a former homestead at Ash Spring, this short trail connects to the Basin Trail and can be used as part of several loops.
A short but steep climb from Hands Pass to the site of an abandoned aircraft navigation beacon building, with views of the Chiricahua National Monument.
A short, relatively easy walk through Cave Creek Canyon, with frequent benches for birdwatching or just to sit and enjoy the surroundings.
A short, beautiful segment of the Crest Trail system which serves as a bypass south of Chiricahua Peak if crossing from one of the southern legs of the Crest to the other. Can also be used as part of a loop around the peak from the north.
A historic trail connecting the North Fork of Cave Creek Canyon with a Forest Road near the town of Paradise.
A relatively flat connector trail along the southern edge of the Cave Creek Basin between the Snowshed Trail and the Herb Martyr Trail, this is also accessible from spur trails to the Crystal Cave parking lot and John Hands Campground.
Beginning at the end of a rough road in Jhus Canyon, this trail passes old mine adits and the ruins of stone buildings before climbing several thousand feet to a junction with the Shaw Peak Trail at Jhus Horse Saddle.
This beautiful riparian trail through an oak, sycamore and pine canopy connects the Sycamore Canyon Road at the Turtle Mountain Trailhead with the Brushy Canyon Road and the North Fork Rucker Canyon Road at the Monte Vista Trailhead.
This trail descends from Jhus Horse Saddle along the Shaw Peak Trail to a trailhead along Pinery Canyon Road (FR 42), passing Iron Spring and crossing a ridge between Horsefall Canyon to Pinery Canyon along the way.
The southwestern leg of the ⅄-shaped Crest Trail system, this segment extends from Junction Saddle north of Chiricahua Peak to the Turtle Mountain Trail just below Monte Vista Peak, connecting the rest of the Crest Trail system to the Mormon Ridge Trail, Chiricahua Peak Bypass and Raspberry Ridge Trail along the way.
A lower elevation trail in the southern Chiricahuas, this trail passes through lots of unburned oak with views of rock cliffs. Can get quite hot in the summer. The southern half of the trail can be difficult to follow.
A greater distance and higher elevation gain counterpart to the Morse Canyon Trail, the Pole Bridge Trail also climbs to both the John Long Trail and Turtle Mountain Trail, with several very steep sections. The bottom end burned in 2011 and part of the upper end burned in the distant past, with frequent deadfall across the trail through that area.
One of several primitive trails which connect Pine Canyon Road to the Witch Ridge Trail, this passes through a small, beautiful canyon with a mix of burned and unburned areas, and interesting rock formations high above on both sides.
A steep climb from the Cave Creek Basin to the Crest Trail, this trail has a view of Winn Falls and passes through lush plant life along Cima Creek.
The higher elevation and better condition counterpart to the Mormon Canyon Trail, this starts ¾ mile below and quickly takes to the ridge north of the canyon, climbing through several sets of switchbacks to a junction at Mormon Saddle and another with the Crest Trail at Chiricahua Saddle.
While the easternmost segment of this trail is in bad condition, the western portion passes through beautiful Bruno Canyon from its junction with the Devil's Canyon Trail to Bruno Tank, where it meets the South Bruno Trail.
A rough, little-used trail in the northwestern Chiricahuas, connecting Wood Canyon with the Apache Pass region.
The southeastern leg of the ⅄-shaped Crest Trail system, this segment extends from Junction Saddle north of Chiricahua Peak to the top end of the Baker Canyon Trail just below the top of Sentinel Peak, connecting to the Snowshed Trail, Price Canyon Trail, South Fork Trail and others along the way.
A key route for accessing the Crest Trail - FR 357 to Junction Saddle from West Turkey Creek, the first half of this trail passes along the creek in Saulsbury Canyon before taking to the ridge and climbing steeply to just north of Round Park.
Following the crest of the Chiricahuas north out of Onion Saddle, this trail features numerous switchbacks through an alternation of burned and forested slopes until it enters a desolate moonscape north of Shaw Peak until it reaches the Hilltop Mine near Hands Pass. Midway along its length at Jhus Horse Saddle it connects to the Jhus Horse Saddle Trail and Pinery Horsefall Trail.
After leaving the South Fork Trail at Maple Camp, the Burro Trail climbs towards Horseshoe Saddle high above. From the saddle, it's a long way down to the end of Horseshoe Canyon. Provides great views at both Red Rocks above Maple Camp and at Horseshoe Saddle itself.
The first mile of this trail is one of the most well-known in the Chiricahuas due to its popularity with birders. Beyond that, it follows the South Fork of Cave Creek for 3 miles before leaving the creek and climbing over several additional miles to the Crest Trail high above, near Sentinel and Finnicum Peaks.