“A romp around the Sugarloaf Peak trail system, showcasing everything this trail system has to offer.”
— Karl Ingersoll
This ride takes you on a big circle route around the Sugarloaf Peak trail system.
Need to Know
Winter weather is to-die-for, summer weather, you might die here. Help might find you in the winter, but is very unlikely in the summer. Plan accordingly. You can always walk out to the canal and find civilization, but carrying water with you would make it an adventure rather than a crisis. Be smart.
Short sections of this trail measure over 30% grade, despite what the app says. These are easily hike-a-bikeable, and all but super-hero riders will find them unrideable.
Fit riders with solid basic skills will find this ride challenging but mostly rideable. Skilled, experienced, riders will find the ride lacking in significant technical challenges (except for a few short, really steep, loose gravely climbs). Push your speed and you might find yourself smiling when you get back to the truck.
The rough-and-ready nature of these trails will appeal to those who like rough and ready trails but may not appeal to those who prefer polished trails.
The geological features that you'll pass on this ride are world-class. If you have a geological bent, you'll have a great deal to distract you from your riding. If you don't know a thing about geology, look around and know that you are riding through a geological wonderland.
Check out the descriptions of the individual trails that make up this ride if you're interested in more specific details about each section.