11.7 miles
Distance
914 ft
Climb
-912 ft
Descent
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.

Detailed Description
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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1 Review & Comments

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Rarnett (Sep 8, 2020 at 21:12)
Great ride and plenty of challenges along the way. Don’t take the Arnett Canyon Spur off shoot. Very overgrown. We started down it but turned back. Your better off just completing the LOST Arnett trail. The last portion is a good climb and worth it for the great downhill decent.
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  • Primary Activity
    Hike
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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Arnett Canyon Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,317 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,399 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,402 ft
  • Grade max
    -32.7%
  • Grade min
    29.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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AZT/C - L.O.S.T. Arnett Canyon
Dec 8, 2021 @ 8:33am
Dec 8, 2021
How do you feel about lots of sand? This is a very beautiful trail in the canyon with amazing rock and even some water. However, it is clearly more of a hiking trail than a biking trail with sand everywhere. If you do it, I highly recommend going from east to west so that you are headed in the downhill direction. This will also make it possible to ride a number of stone step areas that were clearly designed for hikers and not bikes.
Happy Camp Rd.
Aug 19, 2021 @ 7:41am
Aug 19, 2021
Silver King Mine Rd.
Sep 24, 2020 @ 11:08am
Sep 24, 2020
FR8
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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