Porcupine Saddle

Total Miles
8.3

Elevation

2,144.66 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

This is a narrow switchback trail up to the Porcupine Saddle. The trail surface is mostly well maintained, with a few potholes. The beginning of the trail is wider and runs through pine trees before turning into long switchbacks that are narrow and becomes a steep shelf trail. Views out over the valley towards the top are stunning. The trail ends at a significant turnaround point with access to a hiking trail and livestock staging area. One could disperse camp at the top. There is no winter maintenance. Bring equipment to potentially clear down trees if traveling in spring or after a storm. There is also a nice forest service campground at the base of the trail called Indian Tree Campground with pit toilets, and it is $15 a night. An excellent area to stay and explore the surrounding trails.

Photos of Porcupine Saddle

Porcupine Saddle
Porcupine Saddle
Porcupine Saddle

Difficulty

Grades were easy with tight turns, and the entire trail is uphill

Technical Rating

3

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