2,505 ft
130 ft
-105 ft
Avg time

Sawtooth Details

  • Riding area
    Merrell Trail
    Rockford, Michigan
  • Difficulty rating
  • 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 Sawtooth mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    25 ft
  • Altitude min
    866 ft
  • Altitude max
    914 ft
  • Altitude start
    889 ft
  • Altitude end
    914 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,355 ft
  • Distance down
    961 ft
  • Distance flat
    189 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 20, 2018
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sawtooth-34335 trailhead (43.108840, -85.586575)
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Sawtooth Trail Reports

Sep 20, 2018 @ 10:45am
35 mins
reporter avoid until Sept 21 due to rain on the 20th
Aug 27, 2018 @ 8:17am
Aug 27, 2018
Aug 19, 2018 @ 3:36pm
Aug 19, 2018
Jun 9, 2018 @ 2:14pm
Jun 9, 2018
reporter Considering the variable weather Please avoid riding when we've had over an inch of rain for 24 hours. If we've had occasional light rains the...
Jun 5, 2018 @ 9:38am
Jun 5, 2018
reporter received an inch of rain last night,give it until 6-16-18 to dry out
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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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