LOST Trail to the Saddle (I)

Date:Destination:LOST Trail to the Saddle
Level:Intermediate (I)Area:Superior
Approx hike distance in miles:7Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:580Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:1Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.272654


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :ModerateWater Crossings:Possible
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No
This is an out and back hike with a loop on the Legends of Superior Trail system (LOST) beginning at the west end (Pickepost Trailhead). This hike goes through Arnett Canyon to a saddle with a nice view. There are interesting rock formations, beautiful scenery, and a chance to collect a few Apache Tears along the way. Bring water and a snack.
If you think you might be driving, please print and bring these directions with you.
  • Take Felix Rd north to Arizona Farms Rd, turn right.
  • Turn left (north) on AZ 79.
  • Take the right ramp onto Hwy 60 east toward Globe.
  • Just past mile marker 221 turn south (right) onto Forest Service Rd 231. There is a brown sign for the Picketpost Trailhead.
  • Go 0.3 miles to T in road and turn left. Follow for 0.7 miles to trailhead.
  • Total one-way distance from Sun City is 30 miles.