Sawtooth Loop Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
#31 of 114 trails in

Sawtooth Loop Trail is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Truckee, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
925 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

rocky

trail running
14 days ago

Well marked trail if you keep your head up and pay attention (apparently this was not my strong suit today so I got a couple extra miles in). Good technical footing practice for trail runners. If you're prone to rolling your ankles or clipping your toes, take it easy in some sections. There's nothing very steep so you can keep your rate of turn-over up. Nice frequent shifts in the trail to occupy your mind while you're running. Fairly shaded for hot days. It was nice to see free running dogs on the trail but there's on water source so pack in their water! There's enough usage that you're not completely secluded, but it's also not so heavily trafficked that you're stepping off trail frequently for bikes. Only real drawback for us was that you could hear the highway still.

mountain biking
14 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Great hiking, lots of shade especially in the morning. I found 99% dogs off leash as well as my own two dogs. So no need to be on leash if they don't roam. Bring water however. No water source on the trail and the dogs get hot! Gave strangers' dogs my water several times as the owners neglected to bring water. Poor dogs!

hiking
26 days ago

mountain biking
26 days ago

Some excellent views. Moderately challenging for a beginner. Also being that I'm not used to all the rocks or the altitude being from the Midwest. Only did half the loop and then cut back on the road because of bike rental time. But great ride overall. Probably will help me do well back home!

trail running
29 days ago

Was great not to hilly but fairly technical. Great trail to work on time.

29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Not a hard hike but long. Very nice views and lots of mountain bike riders. All of the cyclists were nice and it was easy to share the trail. Take plenty of water and have fun!

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

It's a little wiggly jiggly, set up for mountain bikers. There is great shade under the trees which is lovely. There were quite a few wild flowers out including lulin which was lovely. The map or notice board doesn't have a ' you are here' arrow! Take something to navigate with to ensure you find your way back out again. according to the notice board, cyclists should give way to hikers and equestrian. All the cyclists I encountered were lovely. Take plenty of water too.

2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

9 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

This is a perfect trail for riding! It has great scenery and the smell of pines, hmm. My mom and I had so much fun biking this trail, and I believe it connects to more trails too.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice & flat for most part. Open & healthy forest. No trash; well used & loved but affords plenty of solitude.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

mountain biking
Monday, May 11, 2015