Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Picketpost Perimeter Day Hike
when Sunday, December 8, 2019
where Superior
the hike     This hike will be a gentle but vigorous way to hike off the Thanksgiving turkey and pie. When we did this last time, our route was complicated by 11 water crossings. This time, we anticipate a drier and faster hike in the opposite direction, which will wake us up with a good climb in the first few miles.
    An easy 9 mile loop that goes around the base of Picketpost Mountain with very little elevation change and starts out following a mostly dry creekbed. Great rock formations, and even though we will not be climbing Picketpost Mountain, we will still get great views of the Superstition Ridgeline, Weaver’s Needle, etc.
See Map and Elevation.
distance 9.3 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-1033' elevation change
elevations 2380' (Alamo Canyon) to 2898' (south of Picketpost Mountain)
type loop
starting at
Picketpost Trailhead 33° 16.312' N,  111° 10.549' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Arizona Trail, passage 17; side trails
rating "C+"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Superior
leader Email the leader to confirm. Limit of 15 hikers.
meet 7:30 AM at Home Depot in Mesa on the southeast corner of Power and US 60.
drive
•  Take U.S. 60 (the Superstition Freeway) east to mile marker 221.
The road to Picketpost Trailhead is about 1/4 mile past mile 221 on the right side.
Go 0.4 miles to FR 231 and turn left, continuing 0.6 miles to the trailhead.

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