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Sawmill Trail is a dog-friendly 14 mile strenuous hike within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The first 5.5 miles of the rough Sawmill Truck Trail road can be traversed via horse, bicycle, hiking, or with a four-wheel drive vehicle.
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.
From Highway 74, across from the Pinyon Flats Campground, take the road south to the designated parking area (also for Cactus Spring Trail), just before the Pinyon area Riverside County Transfer Station.