28.3 miles
Distance
4,534 ft
Climb
-4,537 ft
Descent
3,757 ft
High Point

Actual climbing is 4,400 feet. Not the 6,200 calculated by TrailForks.
Start from the Picketpost Trailhead off of highway 60. Ride the Arizona Trail south for about 14 miles. Have lunch at a saddle with a beautiful view and then head back. Most climbing is on the way out so the ride back is easier but there are still some challenging climbs on the way back.
There are some rock gardens and loose, steep switchbacks on this trail.
Bring lots of water and food. Plan to spend 4+ hours riding.
Cats claw along the trail may scratch your arms and legs. It's tolerable but tall socks and long sleeves are not a bad idea.

Detailed Description
AZT Picketpost Out-And-Back is a 28 mile popular expert route located near Superior Arizona. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 4,534 ft with a max elevation of 3,757 ft then descends -4,537 ft.
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for AZT Picketpost Out-And-Back mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    5 hr 27 min
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,386 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,400 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,398 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -40.4%
  • Grade min
    46.1%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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