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22D

Sugarloaf Mountain

9952'

Location: San Bernardino County, about 7 miles southeast of Big Bear Lake, 104 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity
Forest Service: San Bernardino National Forest
USGS Topo: Moonridge 7½
HPS: Route(s) using National Geographic Topo! software

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ROUTE 1

Distance: 7 miles round trip
Gain: 1600' total, 1500' out plus 100' on return
Time: 4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Route: Abandoned road and trail
Vehicle: High Clearance

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, September 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Take I-10 east past San Bernardino to the Orange Street exit (SR 38).
  • Go one block east, then go north (left) 0.5 mile to Lugonia Avenue. Turn right on SR 38 (east).
  • Continue east on SR 38 about 33 miles to 1N02, the road to Heart Bar Campground, on the right. Keep straight.
  • Go another 2.2 miles on SR 38 to a dirt road, 2N93, on the left (north). Turn left.
  • Follow 2N93 for 6.0 miles to Wildhorse Meadows. There is a fork to a gated dirt road on the left (west). Park on the right just before this fork.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (8700'), the trail begins on the left side of the road at a break in the fence. Hike west along the ridge over a broad plateau and down into a saddle with a sign "Sugarloaf Trail" at a trail junction (8972').
  • Continue on the road, which becomes a trail (2E02A).
  • Follow the trail west along the ridge, down into a saddle (9600'+), and up to the summit where you will find a sign on a pile of rocks.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Dirt road 2N93 is seasonal.


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ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 8 miles round trip
Gain: 2600'
Time: 5-6 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Easy
Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions
Route: Trail
Vehicle: High Clearance

Original: Charlie Knapke, September 1996

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • Take I-10 east past San Bernardino to the Orange Street exit (SR 38).
  • Go one block east, then go north (left) 0.5 mile to Lugonia Avenue. Turn right on SR 38 (east).
  • Continue east on SR 38 about 33 miles to 1N02, the road to Heart Bar Campground, on the right. Keep straight.
  • Go another 12.2 miles on SR 38 to Hatchery Drive. Turn left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 0.55 mile, a fork to the right. Keep straight.
  • At 1.3 miles, Sugarloaf Trail on the right. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (7560'+), hike up the Sugarloaf Trail to a trail junction on the ridge (8972').
  • Turn right and follow the trail (2E02A) west along the ridge, down into a saddle (9600'+), and up to the summit where you will find a sign on a pile of rocks.

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ROUTE 3

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 8 miles round trip
Gain: 2500'
Time: 5-6 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Route: Cross-country and trail

Original: Byron Prinzmetal, May 2002

DRIVING ROUTE 3

  • Drive east on I-10 to I-215.
  • Go north on I-215 to SR 210.
  • Go east on SR 210 to SR 330.
  • Go north on SR 330 to Running Springs. Turn right on SR 18.
  • Continue on SR 18 to the junction of SR 18 and SR 38. Reset your odometer here.
  • Continue 6.0 miles on SR 18 to Moonridge Road. Turn right (south).
  • At 6.8 miles, turn right (south) on Club View.
  • At 8.1 miles, Club View becomes 2N10 (past the ski area). Continue on 2N10.
  • At 8.8 miles, continue straight at the junction of 2N10E (which crosses 2N10 from both your right and left).
  • At 9.3 miles, turn left (east) on 2N06.
  • At 10.0 miles, go straight on 2N21.
  • At 10.4 miles, park at the clearing before the gate.

HIKING ROUTE 3

  • From the parking area, hike east along the road past the ski area over several bumps to the saddle at the base of Sugarloaf (about 3 miles). The road becomes a trail past the last ski lift on the bump named Sugarlump. The road and trail generally follow a long ridge that goes generally east toward the mountain from the parking area.
  • Hike up the slope to the top. Note your way for the return as the return to the saddle is not obvious.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Hiking Route 3 crosses the Bear Mountain Ski Area. Permission to hike across the ski area is required. Alternative routes are possible that by-pass the ski area, but they have not yet been explored and documented.


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