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 small spur trail connecting the Crest Trail with Anita Park and Anita Spring a short distance beyond.
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, relatively easy walk through Cave Creek Canyon, with frequent benches for birdwatching or just to sit and enjoy the surroundings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.