Nice quiet hike up Sugarloaf Mountain. Plenty of shade. Great views.

We started where Wild Horse Meadows Road intersects with Route 38. From there it is 1.25 miles to the trailhead. We walked it, but it is a well prepared dirt road. There is parking at the trailhead. The All Trails map does not show this connection, but it is the easiest access to the trail

Always a great hike.... really rocky from the recent rains, so be careful.

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3 months ago

Some of the views at the top are awesome. The top runs along a ridge. You see Baldwin Lake and the desert on one side and Mt San Gorgonio on the other. The views of San Gorgonio are some of the best on any trail. You won't see big bear lake clearly. The trees and forest are above average for the area. Negatives: its in the woods so there alot of the time you're peaking through trees to see the view. No views until halfway up trail. Trail is rockier than some other more popular trails.

8 months ago

My 2017 new year day snowshoe hike! From the 38 and not the wildhorse meadows rd, 5 hours to reach the summit, 2.5 hours to come back and 1 hour at the top! Happy new year ❄

I have done this trail a few time, litteraly right outside my backdoor. It is a great hike to get away from people and spend some time outdoors, you get a lot of views along the way, a couple of glpses of the Bear Valley and one good place to view San Gorgonio peak. the trail is cobble and loose at time so wear good boots with ankle supports. two small streams seem to flow year round but I would suggest packing in your water take about 3 liters. 95% of the trail is shaded and there is a false summit, you think you have hit the top then suddenly you realize you have another 1/2 mile and 600 feet to go. Not a destination hike, unless your local, but if your in the area it is a nice hike. if your goal is to get good views of the Bear Valley and Bear Lake hike the Gouger Crest Trail on the north shore.

What a great trial. This was my first big peak topping out at 9952'. The small area to park at Green Canyon was full so I drove beyond and around to Wildhorse area. My hike was a a total of 8.8 roundtrip. I guess I saved a couple miles over the standard hike. Loved all the trees and there are plenty of points you can step out to and get a great view.