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Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society


Pacific Highway
Burgess Gulch
Walker Mountain
Quartz Creek
Sexton Mountain



Mt. Sexton Viewpoint Elevation 3,834'

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The Sexton Mountain Lookout is approximately 14 vehicle miles and 45 minutes from the Hugo I-5 interchange (see map).

Mt. Sexton is a dominate feature in the Hugo neighborhood. It is 3,834' high and named after Hugo pioneers, David and Caroline (Stumbo) (Niday) Sexton. David was an Indian fighter in the 1850s and Caroline was an 1850s donation land claimant (Donation Land Claim No. 40; Patent No. 1479).

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Mt. Sexton Lookout Elevation 3,834'

Vehicle Travel Miles

0.0 Hugo I-5 Interchange Parking. Elev. 1,160'
5.2 Sunny Valley I-5 Interchange
5.7 Applegate Trail Museum
5.8 Sunny Valley Covered Bridge
7.1 Placer & Beecher roads junction
7.2 Grave Creek Bridge
7.5 Paved Beecher Road Ends
7.5 BLM Burgess Gulch Road Begins (34-6-12)
8.1 Junction of 34-6-12 & 34-6-13
10.5 Junction of 34-6-12 & 34-6-13.1
11.5 First Glimpse of Northern Hugo
11.9 Burgess Gulch Viewpoint
13.0 Sexton Mt. gate at BLM Road 34-6-23.1         Elev. 3,320'
13.7 Walk up mountain to Sexton Mt. Lookout

More Information

Five popular Hugo view points are:

Pacific Highway
Burgess Gulch
Walker Mountain
Quartz Creek
Sexton Mountain Lookout

The drive from the Hugo I-5 interchange to the Sexton Mt. gate on BLM Road 34-6-23.1 is on pavement and gravel roads (two-wheel drive). The walk from the gate is .7 miles long and 500' in elevation.

OUTDOOR RISK WARNING STATEMENT - WARNING! There is a personal risk the individual assumes anytime he ventures into the "wilds" of Hugo. Non-paved roads can be dangerous anytime, but especially in near vertical terrain (i.e., narrow, steep, curvy, blind corners, edge of cliff, poor road material, overhanging vegetation, mud holes, loose rocks, changing conditions, etc.). Besides dangerous roads there are other environmental elements to prepared for: weather, hazardous terrain, potentially dangerous plants, and critters. The big "real" common concerns are hot summer heat, ticks, poison oak, and rattlesnakes. The Hugo Neighborhood assumes no liability for information provided, nor any harm that may result from individuals traveling into the "wilds."  See Link to expanded risk warning statement for more information.

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