Explore the most popular forest 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.

I did the complete trail without veering off and I tracked it at 8.3 miles and it took me 3 hours and 50 min to complete. I was not prepared for the length of this hike due to this listing on this app, especially the comment from the lady that claims she did it in 2 hours. It’s a great trail though, some hills. My pup loved crossing all the little streams!

hiking
1 month ago

Good trails, maps and portopots provided

hiking
2 months ago

Good parking. Trails are well marked. Maps are usually available at the information board. No fee, however donations are requested. Port-A-Potties at the parking areas.

Went in late summer & connected a few trails to create a rigorous 10 mile loop. Great views, good workout. Some steep rocky sections but mostly well maintained. A good option for a variety of difficulty levels as there are tons of parking and trail options.

backpacking
3 months ago

Great walk - will be back

on White Trail

hiking
5 months ago

This was a decent trail overall but not super exciting or unique. The signage isn't very clear- we missed a turn and did not get to the overlook or the peak the first time around so we did the beginning part of the trail again. If you want to see an overlook you have to go follow signs towards the "East View Parking." From there you can either turn back and continue on the White Trail or take the Orange Trail up towards the peak. To get to the peak from the East View Parking, follow the Red Trail, Green Trail, walk along the road a bit, then you can get back onto the White Trail. This was much better than doing just The White Trail alone. The part walking on the road was fine because it was a weekday but I can see that being a busier road on weekends so be careful. I believe the last time I hiked Sugarloaf I did the "Sugarloaf Mountain and Northern Peaks Trail" which was much better, but more challenging. White Trail is a good choice if you want a more easy-going hike.

Easy trail. Great for introducing kids to hiking. Most segments would be good for trail running as well. Completed circuit with family in just over 2 hours.

hiking
9 months ago

Always enjoy sugarloaf mountain ... make sure to do the stairs in both directions!

hiking
9 months ago

Not to busy, shaded, rocky but no ankle twisters, marked well, just enough elevation to know you are on a mountain

10 months ago

First of that trail was not dog friendly
The 10 year old did AWESOME but the 6year old almost died so I don't recommend with fellow 6 year olds
the 9 year old did ok but the 10 year old did amazing
Reviewed by the Greatest Hiker of all
The 10 year old

11 months ago

Easy enough trail, though with more elevation than we realized. Didn't find the overlook, but that may be because we didn't park in the lot. Fun hike, very pretty!

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Too many people and dogs to be really enjoyable. Plenty of parking at the overlook. Nice wide trail most of the way with a small section on the road.

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

nice autumn hike on an 80 degree Indian Summer day. Saw no one else on this particular trail, on a Monday.

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Nice trail, especially if you want to avoid the crowds at the summit. It can be done in one full loop, or combine it with any number of intersecting trails for lots of loop possibilities. I combined it with the white and blue trails for a 9-mile hike.

Friday, November 13, 2015

I don't consider myself an avid hiker but this trail was enjoyable. It can get a bit confusing with all the intersecting trails but it was still good if you know where your going. Definitely great hike to take the kids and grandparents

hiking
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Great trail.. Easy to follow the trail markings. Had a great time w my puppy.

hiking
Monday, August 03, 2015

We did the west side of the yellow loop then came back via blue/white to the bottom of the mountain.

Parking is (and isn't) as obvious as you'd think at the bottom of the mountain. Before you enter the park, there is a small parking lot at the intersection of Comus and Sugarloaf Mountain Road. We parked there, walked into the park and upon passing the park building, followed the path to the left. You'll find the Yellow trail head once you cross Sugarloaf Mountain Drive.

We didn't see this until we walked out, but at the entrance gate there are printed trail maps!

hiking
Saturday, April 04, 2015

I have hiked every trail on the mountain with my young son. Some areas are difficult and he requires carrying, but this is our favorite local spot to hike.

If you have a full day and want a good workout, park at the bottom of the mountain and hike up. However, there is a parking lot near the summit that makes this a quick morning or afternoon hike. The available trails range from a light saunter on a cardiac-friendly trail to a steep climb up rocks.

We have seen a variety of wildlife on the trail, including a rattler once, so make plenty of noise and be careful where you stick your hands.

The trails get more crowded as the day goes on, so get there early!

There is a winery at the bottom of the mountain (you'll pass it on the way in) and a small local market where you can buy cider, produce, and fresh eggs. If you time your visit right, your kids can help feed the chickens.

hiking
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Great trail for adults of moderate ability and teenagers

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