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Sugarloaf – SUGA (area)

  • Symmetrical layout
  • Mountain views
  • Close/narrow
  • Forest surrounding

Area Overview

Straight and fairly flat neighborhood street in Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf sits a bit apart from the other areas around it, surrounded by national forest. All the streets are laid out in a symmetrical, square pattern. The original lots are small and narrow, making homes sit close together. Many homes, however, are built on multiple lots, making more room for yards and open space.

  • Symmetrical street layout
  • Heavily wooded
  • Some terrain change, but the majority of the area is flat
  • National forest access in all directions
  • Mountain forest atmosphere
  • Mountain views to the south

Natural Surroundings

Sugarloaf Mountain rises to the south with only National Forest between this neighborhood and its namesake. There is wildlife galore, from gray squirrels and raccoons to coyotes and an occasional black bear. The majority of the trees both throughout the neighborhood and in the adjacent forest are Jeffrey pines, but there is some variety with oak, juniper, and other conifers. Some sections have gorgeous views of the tree covered slopes to the south.

The area sits on a geologic plateau, created when the ancient lake bottom that covered the area rose up during mountain formation. Remnants of that clay based lake bottom still exist along the edges of Sugarloaf resulting in excellent pebble plain habitat areas— especially toward the northwest. These rare pebble plains exist only in Big Bear Valley and Holcomb Valley. In the spring and early summer, pebble plains are covered with tiny, now endangered, plants and wildflowers that exist nowhere else in the world.

Home Facts

  • Small to medium homes and cabins

Things to Do

Sugarloaf tennis courts with the skatepark in the background

  • Baldwin Lane Elementary School
  • Big Bear Lake High School
  • Chatauqua High School
  • Sugarloaf commercial district—post office, laundromat, community market
  • Hiking Trails:
    • Many unnamed trails into the forest from all sides of the area
  • Dixie Lee Pebble Plain conservation site
  • Parks:
    • Sugarloaf Park – ball park, skate park, tennis court, basketball court, playground, group picnic area

Historical Tidbits

Sugarloaf was subdivided originally as tent-camping sites for tourists from down the hill.



  • Big Bear Middle School
    • (Grades 7-8 )
    • 41275 Big Bear Blvd. / PO Box 1607
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 866-4634
  • Big Bear High School
    • (Grades 9-12 )
    • 351 Maple Lane / PO Box 1708
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 585-6892
  • Chautauqua High School (Continuation)
    • (Grades 9-12)
    • 525 Maple Lane / PO Box 1815
    • Sugarloaf, CA / Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 585-2521
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