Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

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Sugarloaf Mountain Trail is a 9.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear City, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2870 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

Park by the signs at the trail head. Be sure to display your San Bernardino Adventure Pass. Go here for more info; http://www.bigbear.us/adventurepass.html

10 days ago

19 days 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.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

5 months ago

snowshoeing
5 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 ❄

6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
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10 months ago

10 months ago

very rocky, at least four to five died trees blocking the path, need to pay attention, at times you can lose the trail, took me about 3 hours to reach the top. under two on the way down.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

3rd time hiking it, good for altitude and steep ability check

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

I loved it. The trail is very rocky, but good for exercise.

hiking
Monday, September 07, 2015

If you start at the trailhead for Sugarloaf off 2N93, it's actually a bit over 12 miles. There's parking, but not much. Get there early if you don't want to add an extra mile and a half just to get to the trailhead. The magnitude of loose rocks on this hike is what makes it difficult. If you have trekking poles, bring them. I didn't have any troubles keeping track of the trail the whole time, you do need to pay attention in a few sections, but it's fairly well marked. It's a great workout with nice views on the way up.