Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

HARD 51 reviews

Sugarloaf Mountain Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albemarle, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
606 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

Directions from Albemarle, NC: Travel six miles east of Albemarle on NC 740. Turn right (east) onto Morrow Mountain Road and take it into the park. Travel past the park gate and the park residences and you will see horse trailer parking on your right. Sugarloaf Mountain Trail begins from the parking area.

hiking
8 days ago

very fun trail. challenging close to the top. saw a deer while we were out on the trail. Wife has issue with very little grooming.

hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

Because of the number of trees down this is not just a hard trail, but a slightly dangerous trail due to some re-routings and having to navigate many obstacles on some very steep slopes. Saying that, it was great fun for us as we quite like that sort of thing. Not a suitable trail for children or dogs though at this time I would say. Nice views through the trees. Saw a chipmunk and some squirrels.

hiking
3 months ago

Not actually that difficult-- I'd say it's more moderate than strenuous. However, the trail is a mess. There are multiple large trees down across the trail, including one down length-wise on the trail, requiring you to scramble up the side of the mountain and down around it. No views, no reward at the top. Not a great trail.

3 months ago

Hiked on Monday. Underestimated the trail, very tough for beginners, but we did not turn back. Go clockwise for the less steep accent, counter to make it tough.

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked this and will continue to hike this in preparation for the Black Mountain Crest Trail. It's quite a nice trail. The south slope offers steep trails and a few obstacles. I look forward to hitting it again this week.

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hiking
5 months ago

took my daughter and puppy up. nice hike, steep in places. the south side is steeper than the north side. nice view of Lake Tillery, could see my neighborhood across the lake.

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hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail to get your heart rate up. Not too much to look at . Over look was decent of Bayden Lake.

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hiking
7 months ago