Little Sugarloaf

MODERATE 51 reviews

Little Sugarloaf is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bristol, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
370 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

26 days ago

awesome, great views!

1 month ago

awesome trail, pretty mellow Hike to little, going on to big Sugarloaf is much more challenging.

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2 months ago

Went up yellow trail markers and it was relatively easy. There was a couple rock scrambles but nothing too steep. Views were great at the top. Took the orange trail down which was easier and very nice. Took 1.5 hours round trip max.

4 months ago

nice

9 months ago

This is great for what it is - a short easy hike with a nice rewarding view. About 1 and 1/2 round trip.

Couldn't ask for a better view!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Great easy trail, nice view over lake. Going in spring and you will be swarmed with mosquitoes.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fun, quick hike.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Perfect easy trail for a quick hike. Great for kids, dogs; the whole family. Beautiful views of Newfound Lake at the top.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Such a perfect day for a hike. Trail was dry and well maintain. Very few hikers along the way. The payoff at the top of Little Sugarloaf was well worth the effort.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Did the 2 mile loop. easy enough for my 4 year old.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Rewarding Easy Hike. Little sugarloaf is a great beginners hike. Relatively short hike for an awesome view, great if you want to introduce a friend to hiking. There are some rocky spots but nothing too difficult, just watch your step, specially if wet. It can be muddy at the beginning of the trail, but it is avoidable. Make it a loop and go down by the Goose Pond.

Big Sugarloaf is more moderate than easy. If you have time and energy, go for it. Personally, I prefer the views from Little Sugarloaf. Although, if you go off the trail a bit, you can get some awesome views near the summit of Big Sugarloaf. Don't get lost! ;)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sugarloaf and Little Sugarloaf are easy to get to, right off Newfound lake. A quick 1.8 mile hike that isn't really steep and is typically quiet and serene, with the pleasant view tucked away at the top make it my go to for an hour to burn away from people.

When snowshoeing in the winter, watch out for snowmobiles around goose pond. It's still a rewarding hike, but it becomes a 3 hour ordeal when breaking trail, so be prepared and bring some friends to help pack down that powder.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Nice foliage hike... Few people and nice views.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Awesome for trail running.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sugarloaf is a great hike to do in a small group before visiting Newfound Lake (one of the cleanest in the country). The hike is a decent workout if done with some gusto or even jogging. The views are a little underwhelming but offer the serene vibe that many hikers look for in the morning. Happy Trails!

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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Hiked to Little Sugarloaf, and Big Sugarloaf (not to be confused with the Sugarloafs further north). The Trailhead is located across from the entrance to Wellington State Park. To me it was a nice easy hike, I only planned on hiking little Sugarloaf, but the weather was nice, and the hike was easy, decided to do Big Sugarloaf as well.

There are great views of Newfound Lake from the summit of both Sugarloafs.

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