Saw Tooth Loop Trail

HARD 11 reviews

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.

9.5 miles
1,210 feet

dog friendly


horseback riding


wild flowers



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.

trail running
6 months ago

Up and down the whole way. Very strenuous. Awesome views! Awesome rock begging to be climbed. Ran into a few horseback riders halfway. Awesome trail!

horseback riding
9 months ago

I just visited Saw tooth again a week ago and I must say this tail is for experienced riders and horses only. Its a good thing I knew my way around, the trails are washed out and a bit hard to find. However, I did complete the tail and were glad to have made it back. Parts of this trail are extremely hard and sketchy via horseback.. very pretty though..

Saturday, November 26, 2016

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.

Friday, April 10, 2015

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.

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