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
    #1088 in Mountain Biking

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 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 Dec 4, 2018
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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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

Dec 4, 2018 @ 8:15am
Dec 4, 2018
reporter freeze thaw season, only ride when frozen
Nov 30, 2018 @ 4:26pm
Nov 30, 2018
reporter Closed until the ground refreezes
Nov 27, 2018 @ 11:08am
Nov 27, 2018
reporter Icy
Nov 24, 2018 @ 9:42am
Nov 24, 2018
reporter temps are too warm for riding
Nov 22, 2018 @ 7:24am
Nov 22, 2018
reporter Icy bridges
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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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