Trail Run Project Logo

Sugar Lake Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (4)

A less-visited trail to diverse conifer forest and scenic remote lakes.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

81%

Runnable

5,946' 1,812 m

High

4,778' 1,456 m

Low

1,168' 356 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Swimming · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Generally accessible from June to October.

Runner Notes

The trail is overgrown and not in good condition for running.

Description

The Sugar Lake Trail was rebuilt in 2013 but is purposefully not maintained to discourage visitation to this unique ecosystem that contains one of the most diverse conifer forests in North America (known as Miracle Mile). The trail is a singletrack dirt path that follows Sugar Creek and is overgrown but is still easy to follow. The trail to South Sugar Lake splits off about halfway up the Sugar Lake Trail.

Flora & Fauna

One of the most diverse conifer forests in North America (known as Miracle Mile).

Contacts

Shared By:

Dara Zimmerman

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 4 votes

#10687

Overall
  4.0 from 4 votes
5 Star
25%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#1,065

in California

#10,687

Overall
5 Views Last Month
953 Since Jul 29, 2017
Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
50%
0%
50%
0%

Photos

Sugar Lake Trail in Russian Wilderness
Aug 13, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA
Sugar Lake Trail in Russian Wilderness
Aug 13, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA
Sugar Lake Trail in Russian Wilderness.
Aug 13, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA
Sugar Lake Trail sign off Road 41N14 in Klamath National Forest.
Aug 13, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA
Sugar Lake Trail in Russian Wilderness
Aug 13, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA
Sugar Lake Trail in Russian Wilderness
Aug 13, 2017 near Fort Jones, CA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none