Picketpost Mountain Climber's Log

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runbyu1 - Jan 14, 2021 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2020

Great way to start the new year  Sucess!

Starting off the new year right with a fun adventure scramble with Mason. Got a bit cold downclimbing the mountain in the dark. Great night. Sunset from the summit was beautiful!
I can confirm the new signage.

Andy Forster - Dec 20, 2020 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2020

Andy Forster  Sucess!

Soon after leaving the Trailhead SW on the AZ Trail there is a new 2020 wooden sign at a junction indicating a trail to the left with the words "Picketpost Mountain TH 1.4". Do NOT turn left here. (I.e. Continue straight). At the next junction is the left turn sign to Picketpost Mountain summit. (I.e. Turn left off the Arizona Trail).

When the trail starts to steepen (I.e. Class 2+), you will see different colored arrows (Red, White, Dotted White) painted on to rocks, all taking you to the summit.

Last year there was an historic mailbox and iron loveseat bench on the summit. These items have been removed. :( (Taken down the mountain or thrown over the side by vandals?) However, someone has brought up a new black mailbox with the words "PICKETPOST MTN" emblazoned in large red letters. (Registration and comments are in the mailbox).


Tonka - Nov 30, 2020 8:06 am Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2020

A little scramble.   Sucess!

Nice choice just 40 minutes south of Mesa. You get 2000 feet of gain in just under 2 miles so it's a good little workout. We had beautiful Nov. weather in the low 70's and maybe only 4 of 5 groups on the route.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Feb 9, 2020 4:37 am Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2020

Absolutely Beautiful   Sucess!

Loved it but could do away with the bench.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Mar 4, 2019 10:14 am Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2019

Great little mountain  Sucess!

I picked this mountain at the last minute, over my morning coffee. It looked fun and scenic and was nearby enough to our Arizona house. WOW! I loved this peak. Lovely scenery, surprisingly spicy scrambling in spots and bench at the summit to enjoy the views.


fitman40 - Nov 26, 2018 8:19 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2018

Fun  Sucess!

Great views. Not too hard going up, but slick coming down.


hgrapid - Mar 25, 2017 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2017

Going down is the hardest part  Sucess!

Ideal conditions - started off cloudy at or below 60 degrees. Nice breeze. Dry trail. Large group of us. Epic little peak!


eferesen - Feb 13, 2017 11:47 am Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2017

Standard Route  Sucess!

Had really nice weather. Wonderful peak


surgent - Nov 11, 2015 7:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2015

Outstanding hike  Sucess!

I finally hiked this peak after so many years of putting it off. Tried in January 2009 and bailed due to time. Scrambly and loose in spots, but it went quick, and the views were amazing! Glad I did it.


mstender - Jan 18, 2015 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2015

Nice hike!  Sucess!

I really enjoyed this one. Nice scramble up high through the rocks. It was a nice clear day with outstanding views from the summit. Who dragged the bench up to the top? Several other parties on the trail so no solitude.


mountaingazelle - Jan 3, 2015 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2014

Picketpost  Sucess!

Fun hike and route up Picketpost Mountain. I thought that it resembled a fortress from below.


Incliner - Mar 13, 2014 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2014

Great  Sucess!

Amazingly grand Arizona hike.


jdw10 - Nov 23, 2012 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012

Great Fun  Sucess!

A little post Thanksgiving hike. What a fun day! Cole (9), Taylor (7), and Talon (7) did great! This is a very fun hike.

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Nov 8, 2011 12:01 pm

A few times  Sucess!

Have climbed this a few times. Always a great hike.

jcampbel1796 - Mar 26, 2011 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2008

A little icy!  Sucess!

It was a little icy as we negotiated the draw - definitely have to pick your way through!


oldadit - Feb 14, 2010 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2010

Valentines Day  Sucess!

Climbed with my wife on Valentines Day. Several other parties
on the trail. It is pretty easy to get a bit off route
on this one. Many, many entries in the register at top, mostly
from the Phoenix area. Someone should put some xeroxed AZ COHP
lists in the mailbox - folks who can climb this one can probably
handle that list.


PeakMule - Oct 2, 2007 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2007

Spraypaint trail  Sucess!

Followed the cairns and infamous spray-painted arrows to the top.


sbkelley - May 24, 2007 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

Way cool hike. Nice route up through the rocks and great views in all directions. Clear and windy with good visibility. Pretty hot by the end of it, though

mlarkin2002 - Oct 19, 2006 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2005

Standard Trail  Sucess!

Climbed Picketpost from the standard trail route. A bit over-ducked, with spraypainted targets about every 10 feet. Full-size mailbox for the summit register, apparently previously owned by a local resident.

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Apr 24, 2004 3:54 am

Route Climbed: Summit Trail Date Climbed: May 13, 2004  Sucess!

Hiked this one with Whereveriroam from Arizonahikers.com. Flowers were starting to be in bloom and the desert was green. Very beautiful hike. Sprinkeled on us a few times as well. A wonderful view of the Superstition Mountains from the summit.

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