Sugar Hill Loop Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Sugar Hill Loop Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Castlewood, VA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.5 miles 500 feet Loop

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


The Sugar Hill Loop Trail traverses an open (bald) ridge line high above the Clinch River just outside of the town of St. Paul, Virginia. Views from the trail include a panoramic overlook of the Virginia Ridge and Valley and the Clinch River itself. This trail also features the remnants of an 18th-century settlement midway through the hike. Sugar Hill is actually part of a larger trail system situated on a conservation easement just outside of St. Paul. A number of other trails share a trailhead with this loop, allowing for several longer hikes to be pieced together between this area, the town of St. Paul itself, and another conservation easement at the Bluebell Island Preserve just upriver from town. Collectively, these trails form one of the most diverse areas for outdoor recreation and varied scenery in the entire southwest Virginia region.

1 month ago

Great family hike

2 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

A nice trail for a hike or run.It links into the river trail that leads out to St.Paul falls.It also has a historical settlement near the top.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Fun workout, hills are tough

2 years ago

Home walking trail. We walk it every morning.

4 years ago

Nice trail.