Sugarloaf is a simple and relatively easy hike to the top of one of the Wasatch mountains 11,000 foot peaks.


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The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


The Sugarloaf trail takes a nice path past the lovely Cecret Lake and up onto Sugarloaf peak.

It covers four miles round trip as it climbs 1,600 feet.

The trail is mostly moderate until the steep and loose rubble that leads to the summit.

To get to the trailhead, drive up to the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon and onto the dirt road then continue to drive to the Albion Basin trailhead.

Park here and follow the well-marked trail to Cecret Lake and wrap around on the west side.

Follow the trail up the east side of the hill; this will take you under the Sugarloaf lift.

The trail will take you to the top of the lift.

From here head to the east and follow the trail up to the ridge.

From here the trail disappears into the rocky scree and rubble.

Continue up the ridge until the summit.