From the Picket Post trailhead off the US 60 just west of Superior, lies a less traveled passage of the Arizona Trail. A couple of weeks ago passing through Superior, I stopped with my family to hike around for an hour or so… I was enthralled with the beauty of the trail.
First turned on to this little gem by Dale and this post on the MTBR forum, I knew I would get out and ride it someday. That day was last weekend when I returned with the bike and a few friends to explore further, taking the singletrack deep into the desert…well as deep as time would permit…
The entire out-n-back segment is roughly 11 miles. My friends and I only covered 5 of those before our time was up. But let me tell you, those 5 miles of trail are some of the best in the state. Singlespeed and rigid friendly, this trail will keep you smiling non-stop. It gradually climbs as it heads southeast skirting Picket Post mountain, before it drops due south and takes you as far as the wilderness boundary.
I’ll be back to go the distance, this trail is too good to go unridden.