OP Singletrack Sampler
ElevationAscent: 988' 301 m
Descent: -985' -300 m
High: 2,896' 883 m
Low: 2,368' 722 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
Popular rides nearby
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Fork Run Trails
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44.4 mi 71.4 km • Loop • 2,986 ft Ascent 910 m Ascent
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“This ride gives you a nice sample of all the singletrack on top of Sugarloaf Mountain without having to set a shuttle.”— Zach Yomboro
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Need to Know
Sugarloaf mountain is Timber Rattlesnake habitat. They are most active in late July and August. They are not aggressive and just want to be left alone. If you see one please give it space and walk around it.
Ride the doubletrack out to a small parking lot at McCune Trail and keep going out the gravel road until you see a trail shooting up the mountain to your left. (If you hit Sugarloaf road you've gone too far) This is the start of a very tough climb up McCune Trail . Once at the top of McCune trail the fun begins, ride the technical singletrack through the rocks, ferns and rhodendron, after about a mile or so the trail begins to descend. Enjoy one of the best descents Ohiopyle has to offer, you'll eventually end up at a great little overlook. From here, you climb up the doubletrack and pass a few old foundations from the McCune Family Homestead. After the foundations, you'll start descending again look for a singletrack trail on the right that takes you onto Upper Canyons Edge. After following UCE for about a mile, you pop out in a gravel lot by the church cemetery, continue through the lot and back into the woods where you meet Canyons Edge Loop. Turn right on Canyons Edge Loop and follow it as it weaves along the edge of the canyon and back towards Sugarloaf Road. Eventually, the trail will come back to the road and you can turn right to cross the road to the main Sugarloaf Trailhead Parking lot.
From the parking lot, follow the line in the grass up towards the sledding hill and get on the Kim/Sugarloaf Connector. Stay straight (slightly right) to get on the Kim Trail. This short section is doubletrack until the trail enters back into the woods. After climbing to the top of the knob on Kim Trail, you'll start switchbacking down the backside of the mountain. This descent is smooth and flowy and features a few berms on the switchbacks. Eventually you'll end up back at the Kim/Sugarloaf Connector intersection, you can follow it back the the trailhead to wrap up your ride.
If you want to add more miles drop down the mountain on Backside Sugarloaf trail and take the Rock CIty Trail up to Baughman Trail and take Baughman Trail back up to Sugarloaf road. From here we usually just ride the road back up to the main parking lot.