Picketpost Mountain

Superior, Arizona

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The Superstition Wilderness offers arguably the best hiking trails near Phoenix, and the Peralta Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the Superstitions. This moderate hike introduces you to the rugged beauty of the Superstition Mountains without taxing your abilities to their limits. Fremont Saddle, the destination of this hike, rewards visitors with an awesome view of Weaver’s Needle, the most famous landmark in the Superstition Mountains.

Picketpost Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"The Superstition Wilderness offers arguably the best hiking trails near Phoenix, and the Peralta Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the Superstitions.

This moderate hike introduces you to the rugged beauty of the Superstition Mountains without taxing your abilities to their limits. Fremont Saddle, the destination of this hike, rewards visitors with an awesome view of Weaver’s Needle, the most famous landmark in the Superstition Mountains."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Superior
Distance: 4.3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round; hot in summer
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Thompson Arboretum
Local Maps: USGS: Picketpost Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Picketpost Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

7/2/2009
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Great hike! Trail is not well mark and its very easy to get off of it (I did) . The reward is just great . I wish I could have stayed longer. If you go during the hot months go early in the morning the mountain provides some good shade


5/31/2009
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The trail we took (there are several) is steep, rocky and somewhat hard to follow. The red mailbox at the top make our day. Temperature was 100 degrees at bottom. Cooler would have been better.


12/28/2008
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This was a nice steep trail to the peak which offered beautiful views of the Superstitions. Look for the red arrows/dots to guide you and be prepared to "best guess " the trail a bit too.


12/6/2008
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This hike is great, but it is more of a scramble than a hike. The trail is steep and requires lots of rock scrambling, going up steep rock faces and trail finding skills. If you are afraid of heights, please keep in mind this trail is very steep in several places. Getting to the top is well worth the effort, as you are rewarded with 360 degree views of the Supers and the surrounding area. The top is beautifully dotted with really tall century plants that make it look like a Dr. Suess book setting. Great hike!



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May 2018