Sawmill Road Loop Trail

MODERATE 26 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
577 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Awesomeness! We conquered "Shit Hill" with ease

camping
25 days ago

1 month 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
1 month 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.

mountain biking
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hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

Casual stroll hike that's a great leg stretcher. Don't expect a true hike. Though there is a small trail split off to a side view.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Was a pleasant little hike, nice and scenic.
Most was indeed easy, however there were def a few rather steep sections that might be considered closer to moderate - definitely a bit challenging for my elderly mother (but she made it).
If you hike the trail counter-clockwise,the first 1.3 miles is a fire-road, (Rouse Ranch Road) at which point you make a turn to get onto Sawmill Road 3N34, however the map here isn't quite correct - as there's a barb-wire fence you'd need to crawl under! (but apparently if you travel further down Rouse Ranch Road a few hundred feet, you could then find easier access to 3N34. After that, keep taking the "Easy" signs until you get to the single trail 3W11. - then take that until you reconnect to 3N34 until you reach some campgrounds..and continue south until you find a single trail path down to the start of the trail. It's not too contusing , but running the AllTrails app on your phone while doing this hike will help (charge your phone prior!)

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

this was a very scenic trail, but very confusing the whole way no signs for direction, I went the back way through overall was good but like I said very confusing as far as the loop ... it was about 4 miles after I made it through I would rate it as moderate trail my three young children made it all the way, I did see a deer and lots of tracks from other animals.

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

hiking
Friday, April 01, 2016

hiking
Friday, February 19, 2016

Didn't get too far out, but I really enjoyed the scenery. The entrance is in the camp on the far edge. There was a fallen tree on the path that we had to climb under, but the rest of the trail was clear. I'd like to go back and walk the whole thing!