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Sugarloaf Mountain via Blue Trail

Woodstock, New York



6.54 miles

Elevation Gain

2297 ft

Route Type



Added by Alina Stobiecka

Sugarloaf Mountain, is one the 35 highest peaks in New York's Catskills at 3806 ft. There are many ways to approach this peak, and this is an out-and-back hike via Mink Hollow.

The parking area is located at the end of Milk Hollow Rd (42.10405386879072, -74.17148500019927). From here, get on the trail and follow blue markers. Be mindful of private property on your left. Depending on the season it might be very wet, and you might have to cross a stream at two points. This 2.3 mile section is relatively easy and flat and goes along Baever Kill stream. Because this trail tends to be very wet there are many stinging nettles along the way. Eventually this trail merges with devil's Path (red marker) and trail to Sugarloaf Mountain will be to your right. Right before you reach this intersection there is lean-to to the left,  and primitive camping. Overlook Mountain is to your left.

Once you get on the Devil's Path the real climb begins. You will gain around 1200 feet in the first mile. Some rock scrambling is part of it. There are almost no views till you get to 300 feet before the summit. Follow Yellow marker to your right for Sugarloaf Mt viewpoint. 

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