Sugarloaf Mountain reviews
If you’re planning a little hike at Sugarloaf and you choose the Blue Trail from the downloaded map, be sure to show the relief map to someone who can interpret one: The Blue Trail is not a flat... more »
We escaped our self-imposed quarantine by going to Sugarloaf Mountain on a mid-May Sunday morning. Entrance is still free, but this time the suggestion was for a $5.00 contribution. Parking rules..... more »
Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the best difficult hikes in the area. You start at approximately 500 ft above sea level and you ascend to approximately 1300 feet above sea level oh, well above just about anything else in the area, giving a great View from above. Trails are generally well marked. Free maps are available at the base. Parking, however, is very limited, and parking in the wrong place risks a parking ticket. So it's important to arrive early bring plenty of water and hand sanitizer, and read all signs. Enjoy
Fantastic trail whether for workouts or to enjoy the scenery BUT know before you go. We read up on reviews here which was very helpful so I hope someone benefits from my review too. 1. If you are just going for the scenery or perhaps hiking ain't your thing or you have young kids...park at the eastview and do the Red and Green Trails. 2. If you are here to get the full on hiking workout, park at west view and do the blue trail. Pay attention to where you start because the trails intersect other trails and it's easy to get lost if you didn't pay attention in the beginning. Depending on where you are st the beginning the trail will be numbered B1 then B2 etc in ascending or B10 then B9 in descending order. This will be especially helpful when you are halfway through and come to the junction on the blue trail. One path will take u to your destination, the other will take you righ back where you came from (it's a LONG way back...trust me you don't want to make that mistake 😁) 3. There's also the white and purple trails which I didn't do so can't comment on but they intersect the blue at some point. 4. The blue trail is over 2 hours I believe so be prepared; water and good shoes are your friends. Hiking sticks helped a great deal too. 5. If in doubt, just ask. Most people are friendly n will gladly help. Hope this helps someone. We definitely had a great time n will be going back.
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