Flippin' Friday Sugar Pine Mountain Trail - 6.5 miles Int Meadow Vista

Flippin' Friday strikes again and yes, I've managed to circumvent Training Hill once more !!!  That said, this hike also has an elevation change of 1000ft, so don't feel cheated, you won't be!

If you'd like to see how the 1% live, then this is the hike for you!

Nestled in the foothills near Meadow Vista, the Sugar Pine Mountain Trail makes a loop that circumnavigates the Winchester Country Club. Sugar Pine Mountain Trail circumnavigates Sugar Pine Mountain, coming closest to it at the halfway point on this hike.

Your trail starts out on the left side of the entrance to Winchester Country Club and ends behind you on the right side of the entrance. Just as its name implies, this mountain is home to sugar pines. The sugar pine trees you see here are growing at their lowest extent in elevation.

Distance: 6.5 miles
Elevation Change +1000 - 1000
Difficulty : intermediate

Directions to trail head
I80 towards reno, to clipper gap exit 125.
1 mile north on Placer Hills road
Turn left onto Sugar Pine road drive .1 mile
Park at the turnout on the left, the trail head is .15 miles around the curve up the road on the left side of the winchester country club. Signed with a 0 mile trail marker.

To clarify on where to park: parking is along the road(left side) before the Winchester subdivision-- any overflow can be in the church parking lot or on the street near by.

What to bring:

Poles, good shoes, hat, sunscreen, layers, water, snacks, dogs are okay, and of course a good sense of humor!

See you on the trail!

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  • annieciao

    I also enjoyed the hike. Thanks.

    February 22

  • Cheryl h.

    Carla, another great day. Looking forward to the next walk.

    February 22

  • Marsha R

    First time on this trail and enjoyed it very much. Thank you Carla.

    February 22

  • Evil D.

    Had a good time today, Chris F and I got a head start. You all still past me at the 5 mile mark! LOL See you all next time!

    February 21

  • Jo Anne S.

    Great hike Carla. I think it cured my bronchitis.

    February 21

  • Carla

    Great hike today gang - a little warm for February, but a great workout nonetheless. Thanks for helping me rid me of my Girl Scout cookies...It was nice to see a few new and a few former faces among the crowd.

    February 21

  • Laurie L.

    Thank you Carla, that was a great hike on a perfect day! I hiked out with Gladys and made my appointment. I learned a lot about Yosemite from Gladys and about biking from Craig! It was fun catching up with you!

    1 · February 21

  • Frank W.

    Great hike Carla. And thanks for the cookies. See you next time.

    February 21

  • Amy W.

    Flipping fun

    February 21

  • Nancy C

    Thanks Carla. You know how to pick the best days. Looking forward to the next one.

    February 21

  • Ron T.

    Thank you Carla, that was a very nice hike

    February 21

  • Chris F

    Great day, great trails (not too muddy, not dusty), and great seeing everyone even though I did get a head start. Thanks, Carla!!

    February 21

  • lynda

    sorry I had to bail last minute; I sure hope it didn't keep anyone else from attending.

    February 21

  • Chris F

    Hey, Carla, I plan to get a 15-min start, going at my slower pace, so if you don't see me at the beginning, you'll see me along the way!

    February 20

    • Evil D.

      I'll join you Chris. I'm ALWAYS bringing up the tail. Getting my shoes on now... See you in a few.

      February 21

  • Kathy

    I'm sorry to cancel so late but I won't be able to make it tomorrow. I hope someone will be able to take my place. Have fun!

    February 20

    • Carla

      No worries, Kathy. Hope to catch you next week!

      February 20

  • Debbie

    Family stuff, sorry! Have a great time!

    February 20

  • lily

    im so sorry that I have to drop off this hike,whoever takes my place will enjoy im sure.

    February 19

  • Evil D.

    I've done this before and had fun. Only live down the road (not among the 1%) so I'll see you guys there! I have doe good photos of the hike, but don't see how to post them here... see you Friday!

    February 18

  • Kjer

    I'm going to drop out of this one. Have a great time, everyone!! :)

    February 15

  • Gladys C.

    Hi, for this hike I will like to car pool, I am coming from west Sacramento, interest? call me 382.9943.or email [masked]

    February 4

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