A technically challenging trail which is a different beast depending on which direction you ride it. In the yellow direction you maneuver a narrow elevated curvy bridge into a rutty section, crank up tight switchbacks and then fly off a no-consequences 2-8 foot drop depending on how you ride it, then brake for an ugly rutty section, carefully line up to passage several skinny bridges over small rocky gullies and take a quick slingshot structure back onto Phaser.
Beware of the narrow bridges over rocky gullies. This is an ADVANCED trail, and I have seen incompetent bikers crash off the bridges and one crushed his helmet. Take the trail at your speed please.
Local Trail AssociationWest Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance (wmmba.org)
More Stats for Sawtooth mountain bike trail
Altitude change52 ft
Altitude min876 ft
Altitude max946 ft
Altitude start895 ft
Altitude end946 ft
Distance climb1,218 ft
Distance down889 ft
Distance flat562 ft
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|Merrell Trail - Red Direction (MWFSu)||7.6 miles|
|Merrell Trails - Yellow Direction (TRSa)||7.6 miles|
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