Bulldog Saddle Trail

MODERATE 113 reviews

Bulldog Saddle Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
675 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
5 days ago

Super Rocky terrain so if you have weak ankles or small children I suggest skipping this hike. We did see a snake and other wildlife. The views at the end were beautiful.

hiking
17 days ago

Amazing! It’s great for a new hiker

hiking
30 days ago

Nice hike! Easy to Moderate Hike for me, enjoyed the landscape and friendly peeps as I was a little nervous as no markers on the trail. Saw a few lizards & vultures. Good Times :)

hiking
1 month ago

A nice hike with some rocky spots. This saddle hike is not to be confused with the Pass Mtn hike saddle which is close to it. You can hike down the other side of the saddle and come back up through the Pass Mtn saddle to make a loop.

hiking
2 months ago

My 11 year old daughter and I are novice hikers. We really enjoyed this trail. It was not too difficult and had a great view from the saddle. My daughter wanted to go up higher from there, but the trail dwindles and there are a ton of jumping cholla. I will return to hike up to the saddle though. Not a lot of traffic. Bring plenty of water!

2 months ago

good easy hike, challenging the last .4 miles but the view is worth every step

hiking
2 months ago

I’d give it a 4.5 stars if I could. I really enjoyed the hike and the views! My feet would’ve been very upset with me if I hadn’t just recently replaced the soles of my hiking shoes though. Pretty rocky. I would recommend it though!

2 months ago

Great destination!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful and quiet. My dog and I had an easy climb to the saddle. Great and rewarding views. The best part, you don't have to pay!

3 months ago

Steady climb up to the saddle. Not very crowded. Lots of saguaros to view. Quick route up- About 30mins.

hiking
3 months ago

Terrific views at the top, quiet, easy to follow trail

hiking
4 months ago

Easy to follow, lots of saguaros, nice view from the top.

4 months ago

nice views from the saddle, starts to climb pretty good the closer to the saddle you get.

hiking
4 months ago

Hike this over half a dozen times at different times of the year. No coverage and hardly any breeze until you reach the saddle. Bring water. You dehydrate quicker than you’d thing for this shorty.
It’s comparable to Camelback Mountain w/o the traffic and better scenery. One of my favs in the area if you just want a shorter hike and want a rewarding view at the end.

4 months ago

A good up and back hike, with a steady incline the whole way up. The view from the saddle is nice. No shade on this trail if hiking in the afternoon, and there are a lot of loose rocks. :)

hiking
4 months ago

A fun night hike, looked like it had a lot of horse traffic and tons of dogs that nobody bothered to clean up after.

hiking
5 months ago

Trail is rocky but there’s a beautiful view when you get to the top

hiking
5 months ago

I enjoyed this hike. It a bit rocky but with proper shoes it was just fine. We got to the 'saddle' without problem within 1 hour and it is nice view! Met a gentleman at the top who told us the trail continued to the north and swung around to join up with Pass Mountain trail. We went about 1.5 km down the trail but then it disappeared (or we lost it). After searching for the trail for 30 minutes we gave up and returned the way we came. I wouldn't recommend that 'add-on' unless you know exactly where you are going. Overall an enjoyable hike!

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easier hike with rewarding views from the saddle. Dogs did pretty well on it. It's a nice dirt path the first mile or so then it gets a bit rocky. Not terrible on paws. Not too busy when we were there. Cost nothing to park. Definitely worth it.

mountain biking
6 months ago

I'm new to mountain biking and it was a little rocky for my hardtail. A decent biker would probably enjoy it more than I did.

I had to hike-a-bike to get to the top so I can rate the hiking as a little rocky but pretty easy.

hiking
8 months ago

We hiked this trail on a Monday morning around 7am...there was nobody else on the entire trail. For me it was a hike with a decent climb the last third part of the hike. Definitely worked up a sweat! We also saw our first snake on a trail...

hiking
10 months ago

This was a really nice hike and we were able to take our Lab with us. There is a big flat area at the top of the saddle to sit and relax before heading back down. Definitely recommended!

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Good views at the saddle. Rocky last 400 yards but a relatively easy climb.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Loved this trail!! Saw a Gila Monster and a corral snake. Great view from the top.

hiking
Monday, March 20, 2017

It was a beautiful sunset hike! Great easy hike with lots of beautiful views.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Love this trail because it is free. We live nearby so we have done this trail about 4 times with our dog and she loves it too. Nice incline for a bit of a workout. View from the saddle is nice. Go early.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Love this hike, but watch out for a bee hive/swarm at the top of a saguaro about 1/3 way in.

walking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Beautiful view of 4 Peaks and the Superstition. Short easy hike/walk.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Beautiful views of Mesa & Fountain Hills. So many cacti varieties - we saw a hummingbird as well.

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