Saw Tooth Loop Trail is a 9.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pioneertown, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from October until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
This trail is run by the Wildlands Conservancy. The trail starts right in Pioneertown, California. It is a high Desert experience similar to Joshua Tree National Park which is nearby.
Really great trail! Few spots the trail was hard to locate but it was a really cool tour through the desert. I'll be back.
The Alltrails marker is the correct location for the Wildlands Conservancy Ranger Station, and there are other hikes at the Ranger Station as well. My GPX for this trail begins just on the side of the road in Chaparrosa Wash (N 34.160 W 116.502). There is a very small trail sign just off the road there if you look. The first and last 1.2 miles of this hike are sandy, not real attractive, and tedious. There are various ways of doing this part (check Google Earth out if you want). This hike is up and down and up and down ... (saw tooth?) It is high desert area, and rivals great hikes in Joshua Tree. There are at least 3 spectacular view spots. The rock formations are excellent. There are scrambling opportunities galore if you are so inclined. There were a lot of wild flowers in early April. The trails are well marked by horse dung (Ha!). Dogs are fine.