Sugarloaf Mountain Via Sunset Trail

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Hot Springs National Park

Sugarloaf Mountain Via Sunset Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,945 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.

Great! But very steep. Good hike! Great view. Lots of shade

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail. Mostly gravel, rocky in places. Elevation changed throughout which we liked but never got “too” steep. Nice views of Hot Springs.

5 months ago

it was a nice trail but I did get lost several times. markings are not very good there. and there are so many different trails it was hard to stay on the right path.

hiking
7 months ago

Meh. Trail is easy to follow and shade is plentiful. But mostly all you will see are low-growth trees of the same kind for most of the walk - very few areas to view the hills along the way, but when you get a glimpse it’s pretty nice. Some long and steep sections (especially second half of trail), but the trail is mostly easy and only really to be rated as moderate when it comes to length.

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

This trail was easy to follow. Trail was definitely challenging. The elevation change made it more challenging. It is a very rocky trail. So, you should be cautious of your footing. There wasn’t much of a scenic view. But overall, it was enjoyable.

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rocky
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Technically the trail is not difficult but the constant elevation change makes it challenging. The trail is mostly shaded but still very hot and humid so bring plenty to drink. I actually did an extra 1/2 mile hoping to find balanced rock but didn’t.

Mon Sep 17 2018

Nice trail. This is part of the sunset trail

Wed Feb 21 2018

Beautiful views along the trail. The trail can get a little confusing a one point due to the lack of markings, but overall marked well. Many good hills!

hiking
Sat Apr 29 2017

Very nice trail that is marked well except when other trails intersect. Definitely worth it though!

walking
Wed Mar 29 2017

This will take out to balanced rock. It's been 2 years since I been here but it is a good hike. It's not for someone's first hike.

hiking
Tue Feb 07 2017

Hard hike! Beautiful view!

hiking
Sun Dec 20 2015

Very fun trail with great views of the surrounding mountains. Didn't complete trail because of weather but the section we walked was quite a workout and will definitely come back to complete the trail.

hiking
Fri Sep 25 2015

If you park off of HWY 70/West Grand a little over 10 hrs w/2.5 being stopped and 17 miles later , 14 in woods/ 3 pounding pavement ,w/3500' elevation gain you will arrive back at the auto. This is the whole ball of wax including two spurs, Gulpha Gorge, part of HS Mnt and downtown. Mostly undulating trails. I had to come back w/GPS. New moon/no moon found me w/torch for 2 miles as i started at 5:18 am. Saw the sunrise from Music Mnt. Previously I had hiked most of the trl & spurs hiked into town and caught the city bus back to the auto after making a transfer. This time I wanted to make the whole loop. Even stopped in the HS Visitor center for some cold water and A/C on the final leg. If not for stopping/eating/playing w/GPS I could've clocked it in 8 hrs if need be. I'll be back soon now that I'm familiar w/trail. A bit more than moderate due to the length, I can climb the west side of Pinnacle 5 times, have a few more feet in elevation gain, in six miles. Technical it isn't, but two thumbs up for being in the middle of the spa city andf a 17 mile loop.

hiking
Wed Sep 23 2015

Nice hike. It was especially cool even though it was a hot day.

hiking
Tue Jul 21 2015

Haven't done the whole trail yet, but the section I did was quite a work out! It is a fun trail though and definitely will be working on getting it completed.

hiking
Tue Oct 07 2014

Nice Hike through the forest

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6 months ago

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Sun Feb 17 2019

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Thu Jun 21 2018

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Sat Jan 06 2018

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Sat Oct 28 2017

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