Picketpost Mountain Trail

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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
2060 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
5 days ago

Awesome hike, comparable to a mini Flatiron. Lots of scrambling and route finding, just have to pay attention and look for the cairns and spray paint.

hiking
16 days ago

Attempted this solo with inadequate shoes. Made it to the point where the trail becomes hard to discern and becomes very steep. There weren't a lot of people on the mountain and I didn't want to risk anything. I really want to see the mail box.

Definitely be going back.

20 days ago

Chi hen both

hiking
25 days ago

Great hike. Lots of scrambling. The pay off at the top is worth it.

26 days ago

Great hike! Not a hike for inexperienced hikers! Must know land markings and be familiar with what are trails and game trails and not trails at all! I would consider this a mini Flat Iron!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike for about the first 0.5miles. Very easy to get off trail once you reach the base of the mountain. Remember, you are far outside the city- so a lot of wildlife..... Rattlesnakes, so be careful. Make sure you start early in the morning as this hike can take a long time if you get off course. Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

hiking
1 month ago

We took lower trail about 2 miles until it joined the wash then followed wash back to parking. Would say mostly easy trail. Scenery was good as usual.

hiking
1 month ago

4 hrs round trip with 30 min at top for lunch
Took wrong turn several times even with all trail app. Great hike. Good views. Some scrambling but not too difficult with good grip on rocks

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was absolutely difficult at times. I would do it again in a heartbeat now understanding the layout of the land and what to look for.

Make sure you take enough water and wear appropriate clothing. You will also need to place close attention to the cairns that are thankfully located along the trail. I am one that is always opposed to marking up nature, but also grateful for the errors that were marked on certain rock faces along the trail.

Enjoy and make sure to place your name in the mailbox and take a rest on the bench that someone trucked up the mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike. Hard at some points but the view made it all worth it.

1 month ago

Excellent hike if you like scrambling! Completed at a leisurely pace in 5.5 hours that included about a half hour at the top taking in the great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent hike! Lots of variety! BE SURE to bring plenty of water; we ran into hikers who ran out at the summit. Dangerous! If you have trekking poles, using them will save your legs; but you’ll need to be able to stow them for rock scrambling. We took our time (started at 10:22am, spent a little time at the summit and finished the trail by 3:48pm). Traffic on the trail was relatively steady (to be expected on a Saturday in Dec) so be patient. Everyone was super nice, helpful & happy. Any wait we had just gave us time to rest! ENJOY!

hiking
1 month ago

I made the mistake if bringing my dog, would recommend you do not do that, this trail involves bouldering at about 1.36 mi in.....which is fun but dangerous for pets, awesome trail that combines hiking, good elevation, great views and bouldering, this is now my top Favorite hike, Winter is a great time to conquer the peak

My husband and I are nearly 51 and work out and hike every week. This was tough but so worth the minor scrapes and bruises. The trail markers are hit or miss so run your alltrails gps at the trailhead (this saved us a few times today). Coming down is slippery in the gravel so have good hiking shoes and pay attention. It took us about 3.5 hours going up and we spent about an hour at the top to eat and about 3 to get down. Have plenty of water and food or snacks.

hiking
2 months ago

This hike is a challenge for those of us beyond 40 years. I would recommend going with a buddy, on a cool day, bring plenty of water, and a snack to sit enjoy the view once you've reached the top. Pay special attention to the pink and blue dots along the way up and more importantly make note of some landmarks for navigating your return trip. Gloves and good hiking shoes are a plus.

hiking
2 months ago

We made it to the top in about 2 hours. You definitely need good hiking shoes for this one. A lot of steep areas to hike up you will need good traction and support. It was worth every minute- hiking into this gorgeous mountain was one for the books!

hiking
2 months ago

Great morning hike. I didn’t go to the top because I was afraid my dog might not do very well going back down. Flat ledge rocks. We went up the first flat scramble and made the decision to stop. I think we still had over an hour of hiking left. Fun hike though. Just wear good shoes and plenty of water. Will go back , just without my Boxer.

hiking
2 months ago

felt a lot longer than 6.6 kms with all the switchbacks. took us 3 hrs up and 3 hrs down, lots of loose gravel and rocks, no even, flat ground, was a very difficult but beautiful hike! Followed the markers and blue and white arrow spray paint, but somehow took a different trail down.

hiking
3 months ago

good strenuous hike. the trail was tough to follow in many places. there are multiple trails with cairns to choose from and sometimes cairns are scarce when you would like to find one. Now that I've hiked it once it will be allot easier next time. Shannon pointed out that there are two routes but didn't clarify which is the easier one. I think the proper and easier trail is the one up the broader, shallower gully to the left of you can find the right trail. I tried to follow it up but turned back when I got to a dead end at a cliff. on the way down I found the right way. when you get to the smooth gully at the critical left or right decision point, cross the smooth gully and stay to the left. the trail will swing further left before switching back to the right and on up to the top. let me know if this description is helpful...

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