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A rugged, demanding ride connecting the eastern trails and the northern trails around Sugarloaf Peak


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Singletrack

495' 151 m

High

319' 97 m

Low

186' 57 m

Up

93' 28 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Description

Riding west from Champagne, Picnic Table is a rough, narrow, demanding ride that connects to the trails that take you through and around Sugarloaf Peak. The climbs are short but very steep and very eroded. Ride with your eyes wide open, and watch for the occasional cactus in the middle of the trail and ocotillo hanging across the trail at face-height. Between the demanding climbs, the trail is classic old-school singletrack, 8 inches wide, and about as close to simply riding across the wilderness as it gets.

The views are sweeping, with the Imperial Dunes backed by the mountain range behind. Sugarloaf takes on an entirely different character as you approach the peak. From the distance, it seems quite diminutive, but up close and personal it is much more impressive to behold.

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Shared By:

Karl Ingersoll

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#1,163

in Arizona

#36,900

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Picnic Table has plenty of buff, skinny singletrack on tap.
Apr 1, 2017 near Yuma, AZ
While spotting wildlife is not particularly common, this trail is very wild and I scared up an enormous great horned owl in the valley behind me.
Feb 10, 2016 near Fortuna…, AZ
Sugarloaf Peak
Apr 8, 2016 near Fortuna…, AZ
Approaching Sugarloaf Peak from the east
Feb 7, 2016 near Fortuna…, AZ
Here is a great an example of where the trail-builders built singletrack where they could have much easier used existing doubletrack. This ethic is evident throughout this trail system.
Feb 10, 2016 near Fortuna…, AZ
Attention-getting hill at west end of Picnic Table
Feb 7, 2016 near Yuma, AZ
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