Yuba County Highpoint Trip Report
Sugar Pine Mountain (4,825 ft)
Date: June 21, 2004
Author: Peter Maurer
Celebrating the summer solstice, my hiking partner and I skipped work for a day to claim this most obscure
HP in California. Using Ken Jones' excellent directions, we found the highpoint with no mishaps,
except when we were busy gabbing and missed the faint logging road that leads to the HP. Had to backtrack a
quarter mile once we realized we had gone too far. There is a small cairn right where the road makes a fairly
sharp turn to the right. We also parked on the main road, rather than drive the last 0.4 mile just to get a bit
of exercise. It is a long drive for a short hike!
We found the pile of pine cones and the concrete block, but no register in either. For those hiking this in
summer weather, a great reward after the long, dusty drive is a dip in Slate Creek, just upstream from the
bridge crossing on the way in.