Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

Dickerson, Maryland

4.7/5
based on 3 reviews

Details

Distance

6.05 miles

Elevation Gain

1509 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by The Outbound Collective

Beautiful natural scenery including wildflowers, and opportunities to rock climb.  

Park on Sugarloaf Mountain Drive (as indicated on the map below) to access the trail. It is open from March-November and is dog friendly. 

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Features

Rock Climbing
Running
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers

Reviews

I went here a lo when I was younger and would love to go back

I hiked the Sugarloaf blue/white trail this past summer. Sugarloaf is beautiful, and easily accessible. It has shorter and longer trails making it accessible for many levels; Sugarloaf can be fairly challenging on a longer trail, or short and sweet on a shorter one. I wanted to reach the 'White Cliffs' which are apparently the strived-for view on Sugarloaf, the one that's really awesome. I took the blue/white trail up to the cliffs, and then back down and around, making a big circle on the mountain. This was quite a long hike, especially in the rain. It took me most of the day (for experts, probably less). The yellow trail is also quite long. The blazes and signs on Sugarloaf are sometimes unclear or poorly maintained. But it's accessible, beautiful and many friendly people to encounter on Sugarloaf, especially on nice days.

Great trail to walk on. Easy and fun!

Leave No Trace

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