Picketpost Trailhead

East of Apache Junction
Near the Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Superior, AZ

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The Picketpost Trailhead event site is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Apache Junction, just southwest of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. The start/finish is located at the Picketpost Trailhead, one of the many trailheads along the 800-mile long Arizona Trail. The location at the base of Picketpost Mountain is an excellent example of rugged, high-desert terrain. The views are spectacular. The site is a very picturesque location to practice your orienteering skills.


To get to the Picketpost Trailhead event site:

  • Take the Superstition Freeway (US 60) east through Apache Junction, towards Globe.
  • About 0.5 miles after milepost 221, you will come to a turnoff with a sign for "Picketpost Trailhead". Turn right (south) at this point onto Uno Road.
  • Travel 0.4 miles on Uno Road to a T-intersection. Turn left (west) onto Saddleridge Trail.
  • Continue 0.7 miles on Saddleridge Trail to the Picketpost Trailhead. Look for an orange and white orienteering sign or an orange cone at the last turnoff.


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Directions from U.S. 60 in Apache Junction to the Picketpost Trailhead

Directions from the turnoff on US 60 to the Picketpost Trailhead event site