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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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Tara Boehm
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HikingGreat!

Take the switchback way up- otherwise it’s an intense uphill- it doesn’t go on for long but it’s still intense. Nice views of the bay and surrounding cities.

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Kristin Smith
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Very basic trail but lightly traveled and nice incline for a bit of a walk up hill - easy enough for beginners and not overly athletic, but could be run if you want more of a workout. Def go counter clockwise to avoid the steepest incline and clockwise if you want more of a workout.

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Christofer Heredia
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I wanted a pan dulcé by the time I finished hahaha

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anna liu
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Tiffany Chan
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Steven G
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HikingNo shade

You’ll gain elevation pretty quickly. Overall, it’s only 2 miles. It was 91F, felt like 95F(!) It is arid towards the peak, with a pretty view overlooking the bay.

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Mitchell R.
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HikingGreat!No shade

Basic but clean and sunny. Nice basic trail!

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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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Kelsey Moirao
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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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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 city!

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Eliana Sarver
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Jasmine King
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Nice views from the summit.

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Rock Meng
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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 !

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Song-My Tran
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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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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

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Alan P
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Sarah Gerweck
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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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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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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.

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Lalita Lopez
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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".

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