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Sugarloaf Hill is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Mateo, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 590 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

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Climb to the top of Sugarloaf Hill. This short loop explores the views that Laurelwood Park has to offer.

Park Entrance off of Shasta Dr.

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Reviews (272)
Photos (126)
Recordings (180)
Completed (326)
Stef MA
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HikingGreat!

The elevation is real! As stated previously, start up hill by taking a right and walking pass the playground into the trail. It a good uphill hike with no shade and challenging elevation. Best to start out going up, then going down the easier path with shade.

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Kamilla K
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Hiking
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Kelsey Moirao
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Hiking

Recommend starting across the park to the right, going up the very steep hill first, then coming back the other way and finishing with stairs down. Note after you reach the summit, if you continue on it’s a dead end and you have to turn around to come back.

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Priscilla Fakatoumafi
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HikingRocky

I loved this hike but the walking part down was super rocky. Now I can see why others recommended starting this trail counterclockwise.

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Danny Olefsky
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Hiking

Definitely a moderately difficult trail. I walked counterclockwise and had to take a few breaks climbing the initial steep hill. Beautiful views from the top - I could see all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge!

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Eliana Sarver
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HikingRocky
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Jasmine King
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Hiking

Nice views from the summit.

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Rock Meng
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HikingNo shade
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Lily Nguyen
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HikingBugsScramble

A nice little work out

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Kayla Queen-Walls
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Hiking

Lots of trails to explore . Uphill , downhill , views to be discovered !!! It honestly beautiful! I took my daughter here for our daily 4 mile hike and we both loved it !

Song-My Tran
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Hiking

Short hike but an intense uphill to get to the top! I would recommend going counterclockwise and start off with the big hill up - it would be scary to go downhill on that.

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femalehiker .com
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Hiking

A good neighborhood hike. As other reviewer’s mentioned I wouldn’t go out of your way to come here but if you live in the area it’s a really good spot to do a quick workout

Alan P
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HikingOver grown
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Sarah Gerweck
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HikingBugs
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Lindsay H.
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HikingBugs

Found 12 ticks on the dog! He has long hair but stayed on trail.

Tracy Ong
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HikingBugsNo shade

if you akr ^>@ trail walk counter clockwise because of a large hill t&ats easier to go up than down

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Shail Gala
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HikingNo shade
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Ingrid Holmquist
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HikingRocky

not East, moderate.

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Ginger 段
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HikingNo shade

easy trail, steep small mountain. 經期活動出汗看風景 十分滿足!

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Stuart Green
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Hiking

Wooded at the bottom, open plains at the top. Gemmed in by homes, but very pleasant .. particularly along the creek. Great panoramic views of the bay from the top also.

Lalita Lopez
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Hiking

It's OK as city park hikes go, but you are never away from the sound of traffic or views of the city. The Bay views are nice but there are better spots for that. OK for a bit of exercise if you're in the area but nothing to go out of your way for. The path is also not very clear and is steep in places, so I would not say it was "easy".

Zahra Sayyid
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Hiking

Definitely moderate, not easy.

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Joseph Colliu
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Kaitlyn Prestia
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Nothing fancy but still a nice little walk that is close to home. I went the steep straight way up and the switchbacks down since I'm not into destroying my knees on step downhills. It's been two days since it rained and it was only slightly damp in areas, with tiny puddles that were easily avoided. I didn't have to wash the dog after, and that's a plus! The switchbacks have shade, the steep straight hill has none. Wonderful park area for family at the base with picnic tables.

Peter Wyatt-Brandenburg
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Running

Nice set of tails with woods and open views. I went along the creek overlook trail then across to take the sugarloaf peak trail. Nice challenge but not too difficult with amazing views at the top.

Ramiya Iyer
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Hiking

On a clear day you can see the Golden Gate Bridge from the top. One of our favorite hikes

Vin Huang
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Brearin Land
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Running

Easy enough to do hill repeats. Not as challenging as some are saying. Going up left side you may have to zig zag, but going up the righthand side is a fairly easy climb. It's only ~500ft, but probably best climb close to San Mateo.

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