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Westside

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As the name implies, Westside circles the west flank of Sugarloaf Peak.


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

97%

Runnable

356' 108 m

High

204' 62 m

Low

184' 56 m

Up

218' 66 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

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Westside has two distinct sections, the northern part that circles Sugarloaf and the southern connecting leg to Ryan's Trail.

The northern part of the trail has a section that is particularly narrow, with exposure, sometimes on both sides, with a ledges, drops, and turns in the narrowest part.

While there are a few sections with loose gravel, this section of trail has more solid footing than much of the rest of the trail complex making it a delight for those with the skills necessary to enjoy it. Narrow, curvy, and tough, the short, steep climbs are great fun.

The southern leg serves as a corridor between the southern complex of trails and the northern trails around the peak. This trail makes a bee-line across the flats, taking the necessary ups and downs through the washes in between.

If you are running north from Ryan's Trail, traveling toward the peak, don't miss the cut back up the hill on the doubletrack at the bottom of the wash crossing. Climb the short section out of the wash, then hug the cliff edge until the trail becomes evident again.

Where Westside heads west toward the canal, the trail becomes indistinct with numerous false trails. Use the Trail Run Project mobile app to avoid wandering, or go explore and find your way yourself, whichever pleases you. As you run away from the canal, the trails become more evident.

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Karl Ingersoll

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Experience a diverse landscape all around you on the Sugarloaf Peak Trails.
Sep 25, 2017 near Yuma, AZ
Big loose gravel on 20-30% grade.
Sep 25, 2017 near Yuma, AZ

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