Re-opened after the December 2017 the Thomas Fire Closure. Use caution around loose soils, rolling rocks, and unstable portions of the trails. USFS staff continue to work with local groups and partner organizations to repair damaged sections of trails. Check USFS website
for the most up-to-date information.
The Saddle Rock Trail begins as a diverging trail from the McMenemy Trail
. The Saddle Rock Trail splits off to the right from the McMenemy Trail
roughly 1.5 miles along the McMenemy Trail
if you were following it westward from the San Ysidro Trail
. From here, the trail heads north and climbs steeply up the mountainside to a flat vista point. At this point you'll see that runners have created a large heart out of small rocks from the area, thus making this vista point locally known as "Heart Flat".
From here, the trail briefly continues north, climbing slightly more uphill to reach the Edison Catway
Road, at which point it ends. Although this trail is short, it offers up great views and gives you the opportunity to link up with other trails in the immediate area.
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