Wildhorse Canyon Sugarloaf Overnighter Trail is a 16.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Angelus Oaks, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.
Panoramic views, good chance for solitude in a popular area The trail climbs continously but usually gently up to the lip of Wildhorse Canyon, then drops down to a designated site. (Dispersed Camping permit required, but usually east to get). Small creek was running in June, reputed to trickle nearly year round. From the camp, it climbs moderately, then gently to the head of the canyon. Turn left at the "Sugarloaf Trail" sign for a moderately steep pitch to another signed junction with a trail coming in from the Big Bear area. Turn left again and follow the ridge, alternating level stretches with moderate climbs, through open forest to summit of Sugarloaf peak. Views of San Gorgonio on one side, and Big Bear Valley/Lake on the other. On a Friday night/Saturday in June, we did not see any other hikers, while all overnight and day permits for San G. Wilderness trails across the canyon were taken.
Some of the best views you can get. This is definitely a trail that is overshadowed by San G
Trail starts out near a creek with beautiful meadows. Very rocky trail. Tail near the top is mostly shale. Very slippery and hard on the knees. Bring your trekking poles. Sugarloaf peak offers beautiful views of the San Gabriel Mountains and Big Bear. Look for the white can at the top so you can add your name to the book.