1 miles
Distance
169 ft
Climb
-348 ft
Descent
00:15:16
Avg time
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Saddle Details

  • Riding Area
    Hawes
    Mesa, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #5641 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

South end is a fun sweeping and at times twisty run. Once you pass the north connection with secret, things get more serious. Very steep section with rutted trail. Not recommended to do this trail from the Saguaro connection / north. Taking it south from ridge will allow you to pick up some nice speed, but watch for washes, as always.

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More Stats for Saddle bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -179 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,571 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,792 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,779 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,600 ft
  • Grade
    -2.338%
  • Grade max
    -57.94%
  • Grade min
    27.313%
  • Distance climb
    2,609 ft
  • Distance down
    4,105 ft
  • Distance flat
    883 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:08
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Status:
on Nov 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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Directions to saddle trailhead (33.495560, -111.664090)
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Saddle Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 23, 2018 @ 3:04pm
Nov 23, 2018
perfect/rideable
Sep 29, 2018 @ 5:49am
Sep 29, 2018
Switchbacks are ride able but ruts are getting deeper.
Aug 14, 2018 @ 2:24am
Aug 14, 2018
Switchbacks are destroyed by recent storms. Needs repair.
Aug 11, 2018 @ 6:49am
Aug 11, 2018
Apr 16, 2018 @ 10:14pm
Apr 16, 2018
There's been trail sabotage by people who don't like bikers. This evening I went over the bars while going through the switchbacks. Someone...
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Photos

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15 |
Nov 19, 2017 @ 6:53am
Nov 19, 2017
Saddle, Mesa
15 |
Nov 19, 2017 @ 6:52am
Nov 19, 2017
Saddle, Mesa
100 |
Nov 19, 2016 @ 1:40pm
Nov 19, 2016
Saddle, My City
47 |
Nov 19, 2016 @ 1:40pm
Nov 19, 2016
Saddle, My City

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Samgreene (Dec 10, 2016 at 20:57)
 Heading South from upper ridge was a blast. You can take a left at secret and circle back for another run at it.
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  • + 0
flag Samgreene (Dec 24, 2017 at 20:45)
 This trail should be broken into two parts - North and South. North half should always be ridden south to north and is perhaps a black Diamond. North of the ridge line turn off you’ll run into a drop off, several optional rock rolls and a rock garden. There are steep switchbacks with unexpected rocks and ruts. Great section.

The south half its best from the south, and is known as Disneyland. You can also start from the north for a fast and short downhill before a climb up rolling foothills.
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