Sawmill Canyon Road

HARD 2 reviews
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Sawmill Canyon Road is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Madera Canyon, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1683 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

hiking
7 months ago

If you're looking for a place to take a quick hike that packs a lot of workout, this would be it. It follows an old road the whole way, but once you start in on the climbing portion of it, it will be as steep as any you've been on. It does have some loose gravel and rocks in places too and you find yourself losing traction and slipping every once in a while. If you're looking to get away from the crowds at more common trail heads, this is also where you want to be. Hardly anyone comes over here with the exception of hunters during deer season. You'll have the place to yourself on any given day. The road just abruptly ends and then it's just turn around and come down. The upper parts of this remind me of the Vault trail when it comes to steepness. Some folks might find this a little too steep for their liking. And the slipping aspect on some parts is not always a welcoming thought. But it's a good leg workout for sure. Cardio too!!

off road driving
8 months ago