Saddle Mountain to Mormon Grove

MODERATE 2 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
2050 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

9 days ago

I would take Tina’s advice and try to start a bit further up, as the beginning of he trail is by the highway and not too interesting except for a few pretty areas. I suspect the trail is much better further up. Still, I enjoyed it!

hiking
2 months 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!