Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

Picket Post to Porter’s Plod (UI)

Date:Destination:Picket Post
Approx hike distance in miles:6.4Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:300Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:2Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.272654, 111.177004


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:Yes
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is a one-way hike on the LOST Trail from the Picketpost Trailhead parking lot to Porter’s Restaurant in Superior for lunch.  We will stage cars at Porter’s to get hikers back to their cars after lunch.  This trail is good and their is little elevation gain.  Bring water.


Take Felix Road north to Arizona Farms Road, turn right.  Turn left (north) on AZ 79.  Take the right ramp onto Hwy 60 East toward Globe.  Just beyond mile marker 221 turn right onto Forest Service Road 231.  There is a sign for Picketpost TH.  Go .3 miles to T in road and turn left.  Drive .7 miles to the trailhead. Total miles from Sun city is 30 miles.