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.

White Mountain author Jonathan Austen explores the Billy Creek Connector #107A

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.

White Mountain author Jonathan Austen explores the Country Club Trail #632.

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.

White Mountain author Jonathan Austen explores the Flume Connector #636B trail here.

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.

Learn more and see pictures of Springs Trail:

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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