36.1 miles
3,256 ft
-3,265 ft
3,325 ft
High Point

Don't be fooled, just because this is the shortest of the three options doesn't mean it's easy. Bring a GPS and know how to use it. Plan for a backcountry experience. Water/food is available at Circle K in Superior near the halfway point. Expect some bits of hike-a-bike. Whitford Canyon is often a mess, keep your eyes peeled for the trail. Telegraph Canyon is an extreme 4x4 jeep road, it will test you both mentally and physically. Finish with a bang on the 7+ miles of AZT back to Picketpost trailhead.

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AES: Picketpost Punisher C is a 36 mile expert race route located near Superior Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 3,256 ft with a max elevation of 3,325 ft then descends -3,265 ft.
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  • Race Course
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for AES: Picketpost Punisher C mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,317 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,401 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,392 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    16 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    7 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

AZT - Alamo Canyon
Jan 27, 2024 @ 6:48am
Jan 27, 2024
Great trail conditions 5 days after rains.
Happy Camp
Dec 29, 2023 @ 6:26am
Dec 29, 2023
Not bad until the Reavis Canyon TH, south. Then it's a steep switchback climb. Shared with groups of ATVs and Jeeps. Big loose rocks. Not fun. Used to hookup to the Reavis trail on top. Would not ride again.
Jun 10, 2020 @ 5:17am
Jun 10, 2020
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