Sugarloaf Trail

EASY 34 reviews

Sugarloaf Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carolina Beach, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Mostly flat coastal trail. Well maintained and marked.

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29 days ago

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1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

easy on the knees, amazing views! get there before 9am on a weekday and you're basically alone.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Awesome. Very well marked

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice level hiking

5 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Tip: choose to go left first. This way, you will be rewarded with the best things to see at the end of your loop.
I enjoy this walk. I walk it a few times/year. There are some puddles areas of it's rained recently. Other than that, it's a good stroll through the woods in a nice coastal environment!

11 months ago

walking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I have lived in the area for 27 years and this is the 1st time I have walked some of the trails. It's the island so not much elevation change. I went to find somewhere to get me in nature and start preparing for treks on the App Trail. You will see me out there alot.

walking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

This trail has some pretty sights. It's a very easy loop. I did this for my morning coffee walk and it was very enjoyable.