Cancel Search
  • Search by

    Sawtooth Trail

    Tahoe National Forest, California
    Elevation Gain637ft
    Trailhead Elevation6,159ft
    Elevation Min/Max6159/6369ft
    Elevation Start/End6159/6159ft

    Sawtooth Trail

    Sawtooth Trail is a hiking trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 6,159 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 637 feet. This trail connects with the following: 06 Fire Road, Road 06 02 and Sawtooth Ridge.

    Sawtooth Trail Photos

    Drop Photo or click to upload
    Start your trip report for Sawtooth Trail
    Attach photos from your trip.
    Please Select a star rating.

    Sawtooth Trail Professional Guides

    Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

    "Built in 2002, the Sawtooth Trail provides an excellent opportunity for hikers, joggers, bikers, and dog walkers to squeeze in a trip to the woods on the outskirts of Truckee. The curving nature of the well-graded trail certainly seems to have been built with mountain bikers in mind, so be prepared for numerous encounters while on the trail. The mostly forested route does lead to several vista points that offer good views of the Truckee River canyon and peaks around Donner Summit-excellent spots for runners to catch their breath or for hikers to enjoy the surroundings. The Sawtooth Road leads to several trail access points, which allow trail users to tailor their visits according to their schedules. The description below uses a 1.6- mile connection to the loop, creating a nearly 10-mile-long hike. By parking farther up the road, those pressed for time could follow just the 6.3-mile loop section." Read more
    Lorene Jackson
    "Perched on a broad terrace overlooking the Truckee River, this ride is flat by Tahoe standards. There are several precipitous overlooks along the way that offer fine views of Tinker Knob and Squaw Peak to the west. With endless twists and turns, this trail covers lots of miles in a relatively small area. Limitless loose and jagged rocks will keep you focused on the trail. If the rocks and sharp turns become unnerving, there are several opportunities to bail and ride the dirt road back to the parking lot. For a longer ride, you can continue on Forest Service Route 06 toward the top of Northstar-at-Tahoe ski area or on to Tahoe City." Read more

    Trail Information

    Tahoe National Forest
    Nearby City
    Tahoe National Forest
    Tahoe National Forest
    Local Contacts
    USGS Truckee
    Local Maps

    8 Members Completed

    I've done this

    Trail Log