I did the hike on Labor Day. There was one other party on the ridge that day. Wasn't impressed with the old road up to the ridge or much of the ridge and its views. The summit is well rounded and views are hard to come by. The bare section just before the summit had the best views.
From various sides. Did a winter ascent from Onyx Summit once, up from Hatchery several times.
Cool hike, not a great view, but not a lot of people either. My dogs loved it!
Rode my mountain bike to the top via Wildhorse Trail after reading this guy's report. Steep mtn bike descent in a few spots!
Nice area, cool rocks, good views!
The highest point in the Big Bear area, can't go wrong!
Nice views of Big Bear Lake.
This was supposed to be a about 11mi round-trip. Not paying close attention to the trail, I probably added about 3-4mi. The route finding on the upper parts of the trail can be especially challenging when snow covered. I found myself scrambling up to some ridges a couple of times but eventually always found the 'official' route back. Last register entry was from Dec 3rd 2006.
Greg and I did Sugarloaf last May, really great hike in a secluded region of the San Bernadino Mtns. Thanks for putting up this page Bruno!