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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.