Sugarloaf Trail

MODERATE 63 reviews

Sugarloaf Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bethlehem, New Hampshire. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1099 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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10 days ago

Total of 4 miles, well marked yellow blazes. Did both Middle trail (left at the fork) and then North (right). Views on Middle trail were superior and more room at the summit for lunching, viewing or meditating. Steep climbing last third of the hike, wear shoes with traction. Do not recommend going when wet. Large running brook early in hike. Restrooms can be found in campgrounds before the trailhead. Excellent moderate hike, will be perfect during foliage season.

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17 days ago

Fantastic hike, especially for those looking to complete something in a few hours. The person who recommended the trail described it as a "great bang for your buck" -- I would have to agree. Amazing views at the top following an approximate 1 hour hike up. There are a few areas that are fairly strenuous, but nothing unmanageable.

To get there, take Zealand Road exit off of Route 302 and drive about a mile up (past campsites 1 & 2) and you will find the parking area.

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18 days ago

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1 month ago

great views

1 month ago

A challenging but great hike! Tougher descending!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great trail. Have done for many years with the kids (both 4 & 6 now). Takes about an hour at a comfortable pace with the kiddos hiking it on their own. Great views of both the Franconia Notch and Mount Washington Valley!

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1 month ago

love love love this hike and the river

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1 month ago

Great reward for such little effort. The views from the top of Middle Sugarloaf are spectacular. Some of the best views that I've seen yet.

When I say little effort it is do to being such a short hike. There are some steep areas but they don't last long.

I would highly recommend this hike :)

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Pretty crowded. Did both peaks and the views were awesome. Pretty easy start, some steep places but nothing too strenuous.