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Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

MODERATE 224 reviews
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Sugarloaf Mountain Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 439 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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rocky
3 days ago

Really great easy hike! It was a short hike up and down, it was rocky and uphill but very easy. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn’t busy at all! Highly recommend for anyone wanting a quick hike with great views!

hiking
19 days ago

Very awesome view. It rained but it was good

hiking
1 month ago

Quick and easy, not too crowded. Mostly loose sand and rocks. Straight up and then back down

hiking
1 month ago

easily accessible, short, but with great views

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rocky
2 months ago

This trail is very short so if you’re looking for something quick then this trail is for you. It’s a little rocky but the views at the top are amazing. It was cloudy when I went so I couldn’t see the entire landscape. I bet it’s spectacular on a clear day. I’d go back if I was short on time and needed to go somewhere close by.

hiking
2 months ago

Much reward for little work! As others have stated the trail is quite rocky but nothing insane. The views from the top are incredible! You almost feel like you don't deserve them because it's such an easy hike to the top! I was there around 11 AM on a Friday and the only person on the trail on the way up, had the summit to myself for 20 minutes and only finally ran into another group when I was almost to the bottom! 10/10 definitely recommend!

hiking
2 months ago

Much reward for little work! As others have stated the trail is quite rocky but nothing insane. The views from the top are incredible! You almost feel like you don't deserve them because it's such an easy hike to the top! I was there around 11 AM on a Friday and the only person on the trail on the way up, had the summit to myself for 20 minutes and only finally ran into another group when I was almost to the bottom! 10/10 definitely recommend!

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rocky
2 months ago

Quick easy hike with great views! I arrived at the trailhead about 10:00 and it was pretty full but easy enough to find a spot. The actual trail is a little hidden, keep to the right of the parking area (not the marked trailhead) and follow the alltrails map. When you get to the top, keep walking past the summit and you'll find an overview with a couple rock chairs. Great place for a snack or to watch the sunset!

hiking
3 months ago

Short. Easy. Beautiful. Checks all the boxes in under an hour. If you have visitors from out of state that want to go on a hike in the Rockies, take them here.

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rocky
3 months ago

Great hike for beginners. Air does get thinner so be prepared if not used to it. Beautiful breathtaking views! Gives you just enough to de ice right there that this is just the beginning on many more hikes!

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rocky
3 months ago

Great trail great views wear at least decent shoes

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rocky
3 months ago

Beautiful sunrise hike. We were the only ones there on a Saturday morning. The views are incredible! The trail is very rocky but manageable going up, took a lot of concentration going down but still very doable. We went at the end of June, it’s windy at the top so a long sleeve shirt or light sweatshirt is recommended. Also a headlamp or flashlight comes in handy if you’re starting the trail before the sun comes up (obviously)

hiking
3 months ago

Short and beautiful

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rocky
3 months ago

great views! took my 9yo and the incline was a bit much for him but he persisted and got to the top... then hauled on his way down of course :)

hiking
4 months ago

A bit short, but good views.

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rocky
4 months ago

I thought it was very easy, a lot of rocks, not many people at 2:30pm

hiking
4 months ago

A great little hike with some splendid views! I recommend pairing it with Bald Mountain if you can.

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muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Short hike with an amazing 360° view of the nearby peaks.

rocky
4 months ago

short with beautiful views! 360 degree view from the top - amazing!

recorded Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

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rocky
5 months ago

muddy
rocky
5 months ago

Beautiful and short hike!

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muddy
rocky
snow
5 months ago

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rocky
5 months ago

Beautiful short hike! It was pretty cloudy when I went around 7:30 am but the views at the top were still awesome! Highly recommend for someone looking for a short hike or a warmup! It is a little rocky!

hiking
5 months ago

Quick and easy hike. Great for kids!

hiking
5 months ago

Breath taking views at every corner! This is a must!!

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