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Sawmill Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 151' 46 m
Descent: -411' -125 m
High: 7,886' 2,404 m
Low: 7,596' 2,315 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by Bill Siebersma

This narrow singletrack trail rolls along the side of a ridge, with several ups and downs.

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Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

System is closed from mid-December through mid-April due to snowfall and Spring runoff conditions.

Description

The singletrack starts on the left side of Train Canyon Road (FR547) at .42 mi. from the McGaffey Lake Road (FR50) intersection. After a swoop down from Train Canyon Rd. the trail climbs over the ridge, then turns right and runs along the foothills. There is a road crossing at 2 mi. and a fence crossing at 3 mi.

Turn left at the Purple Haze Trail intersection to go to Hilso Trailhead.

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May 15, 2019
Nick Winowich
Sawmill is narrower, rockier, fainter, and more technical than other McGaffee trails. Still beautiful, but I'll stick to the west side of the highway 10mi — 12h 00m
Oct 21, 2018
Karen Talley
If taking Sawmill back to the Hilso Trailhead, just know that you'll have to either hoist your bike over, or drag it under a barbwire fence.
Jun 29, 2018
Jonathon McCommack

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View from Sawmill Trail looking west towards Hilso Trailhead.
Jul 6, 2013 near Fort Wi…, NM

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