2,669 ft
159 ft
-108 ft
Avg time

Merrell Sawtooth Details

  • Riding area
    Merrell Trail
    Rockford, Michigan
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop
  • Global Ranking

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 Association
More Stats for Merrell Sawtooth mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    52 ft
  • Altitude min
    876 ft
  • Altitude max
    946 ft
  • Altitude start
    895 ft
  • Altitude end
    946 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,218 ft
  • Distance down
    889 ft
  • Distance flat
    562 ft
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on Jan 16, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Routes with this trail

Merrell Trail - Red Direction (MWFSu)
8 miles
Merrell Trails - Yellow Direction (TRSa)
8 miles

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