2,505 ft
Distance
130 ft
Climb
-105 ft
Descent
00:04:50
Avg time

Sawtooth Details

  • Riding area
    Merrell Trail
    Rockford, Michigan
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #991

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
    1.004%
  • Grade max
    -16.517%
  • Grade min
    35.032%
  • Distance climb
    1,355 ft
  • Distance down
    961 ft
  • Distance flat
    189 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:24
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Status:
on Jun 9, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (5 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 sawtooth-34335 trailhead (43.108840, -85.586575)
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Sawtooth Trail Reports

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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
Jun 4, 2018 @ 8:04am
Jun 4, 2018
reporter Ride straight through any remaining puddles
Jun 3, 2018 @ 8:17am
Jun 3, 2018
reporter Wait until the rain has ended for 24 hours
Jun 1, 2018 @ 5:48am
Jun 1, 2018
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Routes with this trail

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

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