Sawmill Road Loop Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

Sawmill Road Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lake Arrowhead, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

20 days ago

This trail is mostly unmarked and it’s very easy to get off the trail and lost, take plenty of water and follow the app map for best coordinates. I would do it again but be more prepared next time, I would rate some of the climbs very challenging. Not for the nobody hiker.

25 days ago

Should be rated as easy Trail. It is more like a road than a trail. Still a pretty walk.

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2 months ago

Nice easy trail. With some harder cut off. one can do this run with a stock rig.

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6 months ago

Awesomeness! We conquered "Shit Hill" with ease

camping
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7 months ago

Nice hike that is almost split physically in half regarding difficulty. Follow the directions (Google map) and trail map provided by this app. Start the trail heading right and for the first half of the trail, you'll enjoy a lovely, easy hike up the fire break road with nice views. Once you reach the blue painted post and wire fence on the left, you are about to enter the second half which is moderate, actually, difficult if you aren't in great shape. No need to go under the fence as some have said, just continue walking about 100 feet for an opening and path through the brush back to the trail. You'll come to a fork with option for "Easiest" or "Difficult" routes. They join up after one "Difficult" hill and from there you'll take on a lot of incline after that. Pay attention roughly 3/4 the way through. To stay on the path, you have to turn left off of the large path onto an unmarked and smaller path that you have to look for. You'll take this through a wooded area and end up on a paved road with picnic tables, campsites, and a clean restroom. To get back to where you started, you'll turn off of the paved road onto another path, and towards the end you'll cut through a small unmarked path. In conclusion, I recommend starting your hike heading right since it's easier and well-marked. You can decide halfway if you want to turn back or take up the more difficult and more confusing part of the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Gorgeous views! Fun trail with easy and moderate parts. We started at trail head by the campground and ended up off Hook Creek Road and walked the road back rather than double back on the trail. Total loop was 9.36km. Took us 3 hours. Loved every second! Only drawback was a lot of sun, not much shade so wear sunscreen/hat and bring extra water.

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