South Sugarloaf Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near South Deerfield, MA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Mt. Sugarloaf offers a commanding view of the Connecticut River, the Pioneer Valley, and the Pelham and Berkshire Hills. The Reservation offers picnicking, scenic viewing and hiking. An auto road winds to the summit. Available on the summit is a pavilion for scenic viewing and picnicking.
I love the convenience of having a descent hill in my area, I'll run from my house to the base of mt. Sugarloaf and can be up and back in less than an hour on a slow day. completely shaded until you get to the top, making it great for my dog and myself on a sunny day. awesome sunrise/sunset views, allows you to see great views of Deerfield, Sunderland, and Amherst. water is also available at the top as long as you are going during "open" hours, but if you are an early riser or late owl I would suggest bringing your own if you or your dog wants water during the trip.
Short hike with really beautiful view. Peaceful. Loved it.
Quick hike with a gorgeous view of the Connecticut River.