1 miles
Distance
169 ft
Climb
-348 ft
Descent
00:14:56
Avg time
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Saddle Details

  • Riding area
    Usery Mountains
    Mesa, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
    00:14:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:08
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Status:
on Apr 16, 2018
Avg: 4.2 (11 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to saddle trailhead (33.495560, -111.664090)
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Saddle Trail Reports

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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...
Oct 14, 2017 @ 9:19am
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Sep 29, 2017 @ 8:06am
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Aug 17, 2017 @ 5:28am
Aug 17, 2017
Low hanging trees
Aug 6, 2017 @ 9:51pm
Aug 6, 2017
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Nov 19, 2017 @ 6:53am
Nov 19, 2017
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Nov 19, 2017 @ 6:52am
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Saddle, Mesa
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Nov 19, 2016 @ 1:40pm
Nov 19, 2016
Saddle, My City
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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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