Sawmil Mtn Truck Trail/Burnt Peak Option

  • 17537 Elizabeth Lake Road
  • Lake Hughes, CA 93532

This is a very strenuous 18 - 23.5 mile trail; though not technical, with a 2200' to 2700' gain/loss. Full of views, this is a great ride with a long climb. The ride back however is a nice enjoyable downhill, worth the ride up! For a little extra workout, throw in the Burnt Peak option. Getting there: take W. Ave. K to 110lh St W. Go south on 110lh W up over Johnson Hill Rd and continue on its extension Lake Elizabeth Rd. Continue on Lake Elizabeth Rd to Lake Hughes Rd. Go left on Lake Hughes Rd. about 0.3 miles and park, taking care not to block resident driveways. Route: Rd 7N08 is the starting point heading west and is marked. Head up the hill and at 3.9 miles you will come to a fork. Take the left road and it will be an easy ride with great views and even black Oaks. At 5.5 miles you'll begin climbing again and you'll see some Pines and more great views. At about 8 miles the uphill work is done and you're at 2200'. At about 10 miles you'll come to an intersection with 7N23 & 7N23A. To the west is Burnt Peak; straight ahead is Sawmil Campground and the road to Atmore Meadows and Uebre Mountain; to the right is 7N23, one of the return options. Take your choice and enjoy!!