Picketpost Mountain Trail

HARD 83 reviews
#8 of 93 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 is primarily used for hiking and trail running 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

hiking

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
17 days 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
19 days 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
21 days ago

tough trail after the first two miles.

29 days ago

It was an okay hike

1 month 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!

1 month 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.

1 month ago

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike awesome views. A must repeat.

2 months ago

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

2 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!

2 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
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I loved this hike! Pretty difficult and easy to lose your way on the trail. Route finding and climbing skills are needed on this mountain. Luckily I was in good hands as I went with a group and we made it up and down safely. The views from the top are simply amazing and the mailbox is cool to check out. I wrote a letter in the guest book to my dad who passed 4 years ago. He loved this area and the Arboretum down below. I may have to do this hike again sometime! Fun!

3 months ago