Picketpost Mountain Trail

HARD 87 reviews
#8 of 94 trails in

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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2283 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

11 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

This was an amazing hike! Very challenging both mentally and physically. The views at the top are breathtaking! The stacked rocks were a lifesaver for figuring out where to ascend/descend safely in the steepest parts. There is a lot of sliding down on your butt on the way down. I would hike this again!

1 month ago

Not crazy about this trail. Very easy to lose on the way down. If it's your first time do it with somebody. I would consider this a dangerous trail to do the first time by yourself. Great views from the top. Not sure if I will do this again.

hiking
2 months ago

Very good hike that starts off pretty moderate and then takes you up all the elevation in the last mile or so of the trail. My legs were burning and forced me to stop and rest. Most of the trail offers shade if you start early like at 5:30. Bring lots of water, that sun is a killer!

hiking
2 months ago

A lot of fun. The first half mile is a great stroll through a small incline. The next mile is a steeper climb but still easy to follow. The remaining distance is a scramble up to the top. It's easy to get off track but as long as you're heading up you'll make it. It guides you to the trail to finish up at the bench and mailbox. The views are amazing!

hiking
2 months ago

tough trail after the first two miles.

2 months ago

It was an okay hike

2 months ago

Definitely a tough hike as there really is not a clear trail however the views from the top are AMAZING! Did it by myself and as other hikers have said - probably not the smartest trail to do alone so just practice safety if you go solo. Will definitely do this hike again!

3 months ago

fantastic trail. if you've got the eyes and the will power... you can find/stay on the trail. Scrambles that will put your balance to the test.

3 months ago

3 months ago

I couldn't even find the trail. Beautiful views but got so lost. Horrible markings. Slightly disappointed.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike awesome views. A must repeat.

4 months ago

4 months ago

hard to find a trail but doesn't really matter, keep crawling up. gloves are helpful.

hiking
4 months ago

Challenging, not very crowded, and beautiful view at the top. Trail markings aren't great and it's easy to get lost. There are many path options some sketchier and. One challenging than others. Narrow trails with a lot of brush so long pants would be a good idea. I would not recommend doing this by yourself if you are unfamiliar with this trail.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Great hike! The trail markings are kind of terrible and we lost our way several times on the way back down. Doing it again I think I'd leave more markings myself. And I know this is a rookie move, but we ran out of water too.... BRING LOTS OF WATER. While hiking though, the views are breathtaking, the incline is fun to include scaling on your hands & feet, and it's quite an achievement to have done it!

4 months ago

At first you think it's easy thennnnnnnnn wow! Definitely rated hard. Some parts you don't have a trail so definitely follow your rock guides. Then you will do a lot of rock climbing and scaling the side of a wall with a drop off below. DO NOT TAKE DOGS! The view at the summit is beautiful and the flowers in March are outstanding. Of course it's always fun to reach your destination i.e.the mailbox, that was pretty cool. On the way down people placed rocks to the left side of the canyon wall going straight down as an option instead of going back across the cliff walls to the right. Some areas are VERY HARD and tricky, I would not recommend going that way. You have to pay attention and take your time coming down which ever way you choose. I did run into a rattlesnake but if you re smart about it and stay calm you'll be fine. Read about them before you hike. In all I'm so glad I did this hike what an accomplishment.

hiking
4 months ago