Arizona White Mountain Hiking

Best Hiking and Trails In And Around The Arizona White Mountains

Discover Arizona’s best White Mountain hiking trails.

Follow the streams and rivers, ascend a mountain slope, traverse the many flower laden valleys. The Arizona White Mountains have them all!

Billy Creek Connector #107A

The trail winds along Billy Creek for about a quarter of a mile and connects with the Blue Ridge Trail at its Southeast corner.

Distance: 0.75 miles

Rating: Easy

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Blue Ridge Trail #107

Follows Billy Creek through a Ponderosa pine forest to the top of Blue Ridge Mountain, with scenic vistas.

Distance: 9.4 miles

Rating: Moderate to Difficult

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Buena Vista Trail #637

Follows portions of old logging roads through oak, Manzanita, and pine. Impressive views are available on a clear day.

See our article and trail pics here!

Distance: 10 mile loop

Rating: Moderate to Difficult

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Chihuahua Pine Connector #638A

Many short, steep climbs. The rocky terrain makes mountain biking technical. The trail is named for the Chihuahua pine.

Distance: 4.2 miles

Rating: Difficult

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Chipmunk Connector #631A

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Distance: 7.5 miles

Rating: Moderate

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Country Club Trail #632

Loops through a Ponderosa Pine forest along Whitcomb Springs Meadow. It follows portions of the old railroad bed.

Distance: 3.25

Rating: Easy to Moderate

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Flume Connector #636B

Named for the flume which carries irrigation water. Visible on the south side of FR 45, just east of the Timber Mesa Trailhead turnoff.

Distance: 2.5 miles

Rating: Moderate

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Four Springs Trail #652

The trail winds between four springs and Hidden Lake. Site of a historic sheep camp. Portions of this trail are extremely steep.

Distance: 8.3 miles

Rating: Difficult

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General Crook Connector #104A

Hike through some of the area burned out by the RodeoChediski Fire of 2002, providing fabulous views and prolific wild flowers.

Distance: 6 miles

Rating: Moderate to Difficult

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Ghost Of The Coyote #641

Old logging roads through pinion juniper forest. Vistas offer panoramic views of the White Mountains, including Mount Baldy.

Distance: 13 miles

Rating: Difficult

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Ice Cave Trail #608

Midway along the trail is the “Ice Cave”, a lava tube. Named for the constant flow of cool air leaving the cave.

Distance: 3.6 miles

Rating: Moderate to Difficult

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Iron Horse Connector #632A

Trail is fairly flat but somewhat rocky. The trail crosses the abandoned Apache railroad bed.

Distance: 1.4 miles

Rating: Easy

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Juniper Ridge Trail #640

Trail goes past the Lookout Tower and some of the burned area. Interesting views of ecological changes caused by the fire.

Distance: 12.44 miles

Rating: Moderate to Difficult

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*Land Of The Pioneers #651

Box canyon and ruins of a pioneer cabin onto in the North leg of the loop are must sees. Includes two shortcut loop rails.

Distance: 3.5, 6.8, & 8.7 mile loops

Rating: Moderate to Difficult

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Lookout Connector #640A

The Juniper Ridge Lookout tower is the highest point on the connector at 6,998 feet in elevation.

Distance: 4 miles

Rating: Difficult

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*Los Burros Trail #631

Once the site of the Los Burros Ranger Station. The trail passes through aspen groves and Ponderosa pine.

Distance: 7.75, 9.75, & 13 mile loops

Rating: Moderate

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Los Caballos #638

Follows old logging roads as it winds along Joe Tank Ridge and through Bagnal Draw. Includes a number of steep grades.

Distance: 15.5 miles

Rating: Difficult

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Old Hatchery Trail

Passes old fish hatchery. There is a bridge crossing Billy Creek, before the trail sharply ascends. Partially – hikers only.

Distance: .8 miles

Rating: Moderate

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Osprey Connector #636C

The Osprey Connector connects to the White Mountains Trail System from the Timber Mesa Trail. Caution at water crossings.

Distance: 2.5 miles

Rating: Moderate

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*Panorama Trail #635

Views from Twin Knolls extend to the San Francisco Peaks.Trail passes through a portion of Woolhouse Wildlife Habitat area.

See our Panorama Trail Article and trail pics here!

Distance: 9.5 miles

Rating: Moderate

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*Sawmill Connector #636A

Rerouted along the ridge north of the old Sawmill forest road trail through scenic areas with lovely views.

Distance: 4.7 miles

Rating: Moderate

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Show Low Bluff Trail

Most of the trail is in the pines, with nice views of Show Low meadow and Show Low Creek.

Distance: 1.5 miles

Rating: Easy

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Springs Trail #633

Along the Billy Creek and Thompson Creek riparian areas. Trail can be extremely muddy during the spring and monsoon seasons.

Distance: 3.6 miles

Rating: Easy to Moderate

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Timber Mesa Trail #636

This trail has been rerouted into scenic areas. Is now about 2 miles longer than the old Timer Mesa Trail.

Explore this trail now through the writing and lens of author and photographer Jonathan Austen.

Distance: 7.5 miles

Rating: Moderate to Difficult

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Woodland Lake Park

Trails offer something for almost everyone. A paved ADAdesigned trail, ideal for strollers, wheelchairs, etc. winds around the lake.

Distance: 3 miles

Rating: Easy

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