Picketpost Mountain Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Superior, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
This was a great hike. I'm going to go again. It's a very hard climb. So be prepared
Amazing hike, very strenuous, there is quite a bit of scrambling and climbing involved. Bring lots of water and snacks for the top. Plan to spend a good amount of time up there taking in the AMAZING views and rummaging through the mailbox. There's some really heartfelt things to read in there. One of my favorite hikes yet.
This trail was amazing. Great views, nice and challenging. It requires a little route finding as we ended up off trail and doing a ton of hand over hand scrambling, and at some spots, almost completely vertical.
Awesome solo hike up, got lost on way down for about half hour, tumbled got scraped up but all in all, epic and finally got to the mailbox!
Absolutely in love with this hike! It is most definitely a challenge, and I highly recommend gloves and good hiking shoes for the climbing/scrambling part. The trail isn't super well defined, but we followed white arrows/cairns on the way up and blue arrows/cairns on the way down. Took about 2 hours to get up and 1.5 hours to get down. All I can say is that the juice is worth the squeeze, the views up top are absolutely breathtaking!! Take time to look at the items in the mailbox, read inspiring quotes/stories, and if you take something be sure to leave something. So neat!!!
Picketpost is a great hike. This first 1/3 of the trail is pretty easy, the 2nd part is a nice steep hike, and the last section is a steep climb. Take lots of water and food for the top. The climb is relatively dangerous, so keep that in mind, as the decent is often more difficult.
Challenging and beautiful! Some rock climbing and a decent amount of hand over foot scrambling! Beautiful views at the top! Bring a trinket to add to the mailbox at the top!
First time here....was a great hike!
My wife and I (74 and 72) took our grandkids (13 and 15). They led the way and saved us many false trails up and down the best and most challenging hike we have been on in our 60 years of hiking. Great views. A must do on your bucket list.
Difficult trail. Not well marked, so very easy to get off trail. Lots of cactus and loose rocks. Beautiful views from the top. A fair amount of scrambling and some very steep climbing in dangerous areas. Good hiking shoes and lots of water recommended. Hiking gloves also a plus.
Easy-to-find trail marked well that makes a gentle climb up and past the entrance to Picketpost heading south. Continue south (you are on the AZT) for a more winding walk that keeps climbing.
The view from the top is worth the difficult hike up!!