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Picket Post Mountain - Tonto National Forest

  • Mar 16, 2013 · 8:00 AM

This is a short 4 mile hike in the Tonto National Forest, with significant elevation gain. Some route finding skills and boulder scrambling required. I would recommend bringing gloves. This hike would be considered moderately difficult.

Carpool: 7:15AM departure time - Home Depot on Power and Superstition Springs Blvd, behind the Burger King. (6838 E Superstition Sprg Mesa, AZ 85209)

Hike start time: 8AM sharp!

There are volt toilets at the trail head. Off road vehicles not required, but high clearance doesn't hurt. Passenger cars can make it to the trail head, just drive slow over the rough parts.

Directions to the trail head: From Phoenix, drive east on route 60 towards the small town of Superior. Drive 0.5 miles past mile marker 221 and turn right (south) on Forest Road (FR) #231 (the intersection is marked with a sign for Picket Post). Drive 0.4 miles to a signed junction with FR #310. Turn left, remaining on FR #231, and drive 0.6 miles to the huge Picketpost parking area. If you reach Boyce Thompson, you have gone too far on US 60.

Website: http://www.toddshikingguide.com/Hikes/Arizona/Tonto/Tonto6.htm

Due to scrambling, I would not recommend bringing your dog. As always, bring plenty of water and snacks. You might want to bring a camera, for the views as well.

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  • CLYDE

    Great hike! Thanks, CJ

    March 17, 2013

  • Tom

    Great hike. Nice people. Nice weather.

    March 16, 2013

  • CJ (AKA S.

    Thanks Scott and Nick, glad you enjoyed the hike. Sandy, I'm sorry you had to wait so long, for your carpool.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The hike was great. Everybody had smiles on their faces and no injuries. What could be better!

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Nick M.

    I had a great time, nice short hike
    thanks

    March 16, 2013

  • wayne & caroline s.

    Responsibilities overtake us. Sorry for late cancellation.

    March 15, 2013

  • Lisa

    Have a mid-morning meeting now. Bummed!

    March 12, 2013

  • luke e.

    Working won't be able to attend

    March 12, 2013

  • Jodie M.

    Parents in town

    March 9, 2013

  • Kimberly

    I hate to cancel but I'm moving and have so much to do. Have Super Fun!!!

    March 9, 2013

  • Tammy

    Sophia wants to go. This hike is on her bucket list.

    February 8, 2013

    • CJ (AKA S.

      If Sophia has her own Meet up account, I would be a little concerned.... :-) I'm not bringing mine, they are too heavy to lift in the difficult sections.

      February 8, 2013

    • Sophia Maria B.

      Of course, I a member. I have been to at least a couple dozen hikes with 3H. I am actually a member of 5 different meetups.

      1 · February 8, 2013

  • Victor

    Bringing 1 guest

    February 8, 2013

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