Saddle Mountain to Mormon Grove

MODERATE 1 reviews

Saddle Mountain to Mormon Grove is a 9.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Rio Verde, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May.

DISTANCE
9.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2185 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
11 days ago

I haven't done the entire trail as listed here. But I have bypassed half of it by going in on Cross F trail off of the Old Highway 87 just before it dead ends.

The trail follows a drainage and has 2 reliable perennial springs that always have water in them. Lots of trees until you get closer to Mormon Grove, where it is a lot more exposed. Prime javelina country - my dog and I encountered the biggest one I have ever seen and lived to tell the tale.

One of my favorite trails due to almost guaranteed solitude and reliable water!