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Saddle Rock Trail

This is a steep and strenuous hike that goes up to Saddle Rock.

Hiking Extreme

1.1 km
424 m
0 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2 km
Saddle Rock Trail Map

Saddle Rock dominates the left hand side of Providence Canyon, viewed from below. This is the main way of getting there. The trail follows a drainage the whole way, until you get to the top where you follow a badly eroded trail to the base of a large rock wall. To get on top of the rock, you must climb these rocks, and then hug the left wall. Once you do that, you must find a climbable gap to your left that will let you get on top of the rock, where you will find a flag.


Not family friendly or dog friendly. No water features, and low chance of seeing wildlife. Best to start early in the morning or in the evening, as it stays in the sun all day past 11.



Scrambling up mountains and along technical trails with moderate fall exposure. Handholds are necessary to navigate the trail in its entirety, although they are not necessary at all times. Some obstacles can be very large and difficult to navigate, and the grades can often be near-vertical. The challenge of the trail and the steepness of the grade results in very strenuous hiking. Hikes of this difficulty blur the lines between "hiking" and "climbing".

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike