Sawmill Trail - 5E02 is a 7.81 mile one way hike with 3,628 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 14 miles south-southeast of Palm Springs California. April and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.
One can ride a horse or a bicycle, hike, or use a four-wheel drive vehicle up the first 5.5 miles of the rough Sawmill Truck Trail road. The trail starts at the top of the road and connects with Santa Rosa Truck Trail road. The road and trail ascend 3,000 ft. to 7,000 ft. and are within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, they offer views of the desert areas below.
Check out the Official Route.
This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.