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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.

Length 7.1 mi Elevation gain 1,945 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Walking Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.

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Chris Fletcher
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Hiking

The route for this trail does not strictly follow the Sunset Trail. It runs mostly parallel to the Sunset Trail, but is often about a 100 yards up-slope or down-slope. It appears that the actual route was loosely drawn to follow the ridge line. If you try to precisely follow the route while hiking, you will end up doing a lot of bushwhacking.

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Cristen Shearin
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Hiking

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

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Colleen Halverson
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Hiking

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

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Michelle luce
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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.

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Morten Bek
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Hiking

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.

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Kre Tol
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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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Heather Chaney May
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Anna King
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Hiking

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.

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Margaret Lorimor
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Nice trail. This is part of the sunset trail

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John Cooper
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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!

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Jake Gigl
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Hiking

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

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Mindy Overton
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Walking

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.

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Haylea Dwiggins
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Hiking

Hard hike! Beautiful view!

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Makayla Rougeau
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Hiking

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.

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Keith Sorbo
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Hiking

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

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Amy Goins
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Hiking

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.

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Paul Emmons
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Nice Hike through the forest

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Cristen Shearin
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Larry Cook
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Nathan Kodama
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Alex McDonald
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Sean Comerford
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Ron Tash
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Donald Ferrier
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Kaitie Benedek
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Ryan Baugh
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Harrison Howard
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Tonia Trivett
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Jessica Gillespie
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