Located in Arizona, the hiking in White Mountains offers more than a half-dozen beautiful hikes and backpacking trails. The best White Mountains hiking based on popularity are considered to be Buena Vista Trail, Blue Ridge Trail, Ghost Of The Coyote Trail, Timber Mesa Trail, and Los Burros Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a White Mountains hiking trail below.
South of Show Low in the White Mountains, the Buena Vista Trail is a rolling 9 miles long route (10.5 with the connector to the parking lot) and follows narrow trails and old roads as it winds its way through the oak, pine, and manzanita. There are great views of the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Baldy.
Northwest of Show Low and just southeast of Pinedale in the White Mountains, the Juniper Ridge (#640) is another excellent hard-pack trail. There are 7.2 mile and 14+ mile options as the trail winds through pine and junipers and offers some great views, especially at the Juniper Ridge Lookout. The hiking trailhead can be accessed by heading east of Show Low.
Southeast of Show Low in the White Mountains, the Timber Mesa Trail is a 6 mile hiking route that follows the top edge of the mesa and loops back along the Chimneys Fire Road. The trail on the top of the mesa is quite rocky.
West of Show Low in the White Mountains, the Ghost Of The Coyote Trail is a 16 mile route shared with bikers and equestrians. The route follows old logging road through pinon-juniper forests.