Lower Sugarloaf

Total Miles
2.5

Elevation

1,498.28 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer

Trail Overview

Lower Sugarloaf is one of the first trails accessed from the staging area for the South Hills trail system, and will likely be taken to access other trails in the system. It starts from the staging area in flat sage brush desert terrain, and lightly snakes through the brush. There are some big rocks in the trail, but not many curves as the trail is relatively straight and flat in the beginning. Then it starts to leave the flat lands and get into more hilly terrain with some cool rocky ravines on the side of the trail. The trail parallels the ravines and traverses across the hillsides, without actually dipping into the ravines. Watch out for washed out sections as the trail gets close to the rim of the ravines. It goes through another section with flat rock slabs and some bigger rocks to get over, but all are easy obstacles. The trail is signed well at every intersection. The trail ends at the intersection with Upper Sugarloaf, which will take you near the top of Sugarloaf Mountain around 5,400 feet elevation. The trail has several road crossings that you need to watch out for.

Photos of Lower Sugarloaf

Lower Sugarloaf
Lower Sugarloaf
Lower Sugarloaf

Difficulty

Overall this is an easy desert single track with a couple easy rock obstacles.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

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Access Description

The South Hills Single Track Trails near Twin Falls, Idaho are accessed off of Indian Spring Road with several staging areas and camping spots on BLM land. The trail system has over 40 miles of motorized trails varying in difficulty that can all be ridden over the course of a day or two, varying from fast sage brush single track to more difficult rock crawling. This area will be very hot in the summer, so is best in spring and fall. You'll likely see mountain bikers on these shared use trails.

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