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9.4 Miles 15.1 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

861' 262 m

Ascent

-879' -268 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

2,890' 881 m

High

2,370' 722 m

Low

Shared By Zach Yomboro

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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

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Overview

This ride starts and ends at the top of Sugarloaf Knob. You get a little bit of everything on this ride; technical rock gardens, flowy downhills, natural features and tough climbs.

Need to Know

Restrooms, pavilion and warming hut are accessible from the main Sugarloaf Trailhead Parking Lot.

Description

Starting at Fire Tower Road parking lot, you start to ride the Firetower to McCune Gate Connector until you reach McCune Trail proper. After a few miles of technical rock gardens and the rip-roaring downhill, you'll come to a beautiful overlook with a bench.

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, when the trail takes a sharp left you should turn right 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 parallel 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. After climbing to the top of the knob on Kim Trail, you'll start switchbacking down the backside of the mountain. When you finish the Kim Trail loop, follow the connector back down to the main parking lot and cross back over onto Canyons Edge Loop. Turn right on Canyons Edge Loop and follow it for a quarter mile before turning right onto Upper Canyons Edge.

Take UCE up to McCune Trail where you turn right to follow McCune Trail to its lower trailhead. From the trailhead, you ride the gravel access road out to Sugarloaf Road and turn left to climb back up to you car at the Fire Tower Road parking lot.

History & Background

McCune Trail has some neat old foundations from the McCune Family Homestead.

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