Butterfly Trail via Crystal Spring Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Butterfly Trail via Crystal Spring Trail is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Lemmon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3740 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
3 days ago

Nice but not a lot of great views. There was a great campsite less than a mile into the trail (north trailhead). A side-trail led up to Butterfly Peak. Otherwise, not too exciting. A lot of shade as it's a northern exposure. I only went 2 miles in then turned around.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike. The plane crash was awesome and found a waterfall, not sure if this is normal or if it was because of the rain in the last two days but didn't see any mention of it in the description. Just remember when you are going down that you have to come back up - coming out was a killer.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful, quick pace going down but back up is serious cardio.

hiking
3 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail,, not a hard just going down and back up is some areas. Great views,, saw my first rattle snake.. aaaaand we turn around from that point since the trail was covered with ferns ahead of that and didn't want to take the chance of stepping on a snake!! crazy!!

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Love this trail! There is an abandoned airplane a decent way in and a cute spring. Great to bring your dog on too.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Really loved this hike. We took our two kids and our dog. It was just a little steep but it was a gorgeous hike.

6 months ago

took my mother in law in a family trip. beautiful mountain, and if you drive to the top there is a town with some gift shops.

7 months ago