Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hike! Harder than I was expecting but still completely manageable for adults kids and dogs.

Love the elevation changes and the side trails to the vistas. Other than the rocky trail, it's a fairly easy hike.

The majority of this trail is easy going but fairly rocky. There is a pretty steep incline and decline to and from the summit. I found it challenging but worth it. It gets crowded as well starting around 11am.

This was the second time I was at sugarloaf with a group of friends. We had a lovely hike. There are standard signs entire the trail but it’s always good to have a map with you. We started from the West view parking lot and took the blue trail. The only thing is at the beginning it might be a bit confusing since you don’t see blue trail signs but you can simply follow the green signs until you get to the blue trail. The whole blue trail loop took us almost 4 hours with a couple of short breaks. I’d say this is a good trail if you are going to hike with a group and enjoy your time and I’d rate it as an easy-moderate hike personally. Also dog friendly and I saw even dogs off leash.

Great views. Meh hike.

Be careful in your planning. This is NOT. a beginner hike. Beautiful!!!! Fun!!! Trail will be slipper if rain is forecasted.

The blue trail is not for beginners. It is an amazing trail with great views.

horseback riding
rocky
1 month ago

It was a very nice ride, some great areas but also rocky areas.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

We planned a shorter route, but missed the turn (we did most of the boys tail, and we should have stayed on the white)

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over grown
rocky
1 month ago

great hike .. a little rocky and overgrown in areas

Not well marked. Went in circles and had a hard time getting out.

Easy quick hike up sugarloaf mountain from the East View Parking lot.. Very kid and pet friendly. A few steep inclines and rocky steep descents, but mostly pretty simple quick hike. Great view at top. Our time of about 1 hour with an 8 and 11 year old includes plenty of stops to pet other hikers’ dogs and take in the view at the top.

Good tail for a day hike. Not very challenging, but fun.

Good views! We started on the orange trail for about .5 miles and then it randomly turned into blue for the rest of it making it hard and kind of annoying to follow. Having the map on here was super helpful!

Great trail . Well marked.

Busy trail but great for children and families

An excellent hike. Near the parking spots there were a lot of people but once you get further out, it’s quiet. Incredible views! Light bouldering throughout with mostly incline / decline trails.

hiking
2 months ago

For sugarloaf not a ton of foot traffic. No overviewed but mostly flat and lots of trees

Cool hike but waaaaaay too many people here.

Nice trail. We parked in the West View parking lot, you will thank yourself for parking here. You avoid an uphill climb up a paved road. Form the lot, we took the green trail to the red trail to McCormack Overlook, then took the Blue Trail B2-B6 to White Rocks overlook, then the Blue trail B7-B10. It took about 5 hrs for a moderately fit/slightly overweight person. Lots of rocks to scramble. Make sure to wear hiking boots with ankle support. Being enough water and electrolytes. Total mileage with a few diversions took about 7-9 miles. Lots of ups and downs. Overall a wonderful hike.

don't be deceived by the uploaded map. it's totally wrong and it's going all over the place. also the signage is terrible almost non-existent. you could miss the trail entrance quite easily. be very careful which trail you take. this trail starts off at the main road to the East view parking. you need to take the blue trail from about the beginning of the road. keep following white trail marks. the map that is uploaded seems to take orange trail up to the summit which is definitely not an easy trail. it is quite steep and Rocky. coming down from the summit is not that hard due to the steps that you can take. but going up is definitely straneious.

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