11.7 miles
914 ft
-912 ft
2,786 ft
High Point

Counter Clockwise loop from the Picketpost trailhead using the Arnett Canyon segment of the Legends of Superior Trail (L.O.S.T.). Arnett Creek is a seasonal flowing creek. Trail along creek can be sandy in dry spells, but rideable. After exiting Arnett Creek the route climbs over slickrock ledges before a jeep road descent to Queen Creek. Be alert for a hidden singletrack entrance to the creek! Then follow a series of jeep roads before navigating along a forgotten piece of singletrack out to US60. A few miles of dirt roads lead to the Arizona Trail for the final 2 miles back to Picketpost.

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Arnett Canyon Loop is a 12 mile popular intermediate route located near Superior Arizona. This hike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 914 ft with a max elevation of 2,786 ft then descends -912 ft.
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    2 hr 39 min
  • Altitude min
    2,317 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,399 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,402 ft
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

AZT/C - L.O.S.T. Arnett Canyon
Sep 3, 2023 @ 11:02pm
Sep 3, 2023
Lots of overgrowth
Happy Camp Rd.
Aug 19, 2021 @ 7:41am
Aug 19, 2021
Silver King Mine Rd.
Sep 24, 2020 @ 11:08am
Sep 24, 2020
Jun 10, 2020 @ 5:17am
Jun 10, 2020
L.O.S.T. (Old Route)
Apr 5, 2020 @ 2:56pm
Apr 5, 2020
Had to find new path as bottom section of trail has been washed out by flash floods. Once creek dries up, a new path can be established.
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  • By schillingsworth TRAILFORKS & contributors
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