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Sugarloaf Trail

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A short, steep run on a well-marked trail up a conical peak to a view of surrounding Spanish Springs area.


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2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

90%

Runnable

5,284' 1,610 m

High

4,549' 1,386 m

Low

749' 228 m

Up

14' 4 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Description

A red gate 1.5 miles from the peak marks the trailhead and prevents bikes and motorized vehicles from access. The trail curves along the western foot of Sugarloaf until it switchbacks to the begin the ascent. The ascent is 0.9 miles from base to summit along switchbacks that offer no shade but decent views.

The rocky trail moves between granite and basalt in the climb up the cone shaped peak. Best done in morning or evening to avoid full sun, this run offers the opportunity to see cotton tail rabbits, horny toads, and an occasional coyote. Beware of coyote scat in the trail at lower elevations. This peak is technically part of the Pah Rah Range and although somewhat unspectacular, it is a quick summit and fun.

Flora & Fauna

Cottontail rabbits, horny toads, coyotes.

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Shared By:

Scott Campbell

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Black blur belly lizard.
Oct 24, 2020 near Spanish…, NV
Easy approach to the red gate starting point of the peak trail
Sep 4, 2018 near Spanish…, NV

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