McFadden Horse Trail Most will rate this lower due to the steep approach. The forest up top, eastern and Elephant Butte views win me over.
Elephant Rock Arch Bridged the gap connecting McFadden to Elephant Rock. Shorts are fine, took under a half hour. We stopped above the arch then headed down. 1 class four downclimb. Ironically I climbed up it last time out of curiosity. I couldn't figure out the downclimb last time so I jumped 10? feet. Got the twist move on the first try this time then did it again for fun. Fairly certain you could backtrack a bit to avoid the obstacle.
McFadden Peak Just a road walk up. Impressive views of the thick mogul berber carpet of pines.
Park McFadden Trail #55 Majority of this is an old road down to Circle Ranch. Without using Hank's track I would have missed where it leaves the road for awhile. The cairns at each end are faint and the trail is faint for that segment. Found a tank and added to the map. From Circle Ranch down it's a nice trail. The upper isn't bad but most would prefer the lower part.
Cienega Spring Trail #145 Just a road. A little closer and personal views such as from McFadden Peak.