Sugarloaf is a nice, short hike up, though with a heavy backpack it can become much tougher. Since they moved the trail, however, it’s less sandy and the dirt is packed to make a fairly easy hike. When you reach the top, the view of Winona is really something to see, especially when you look up and down the river valley.

We like to go climbing there in order to introduce beginners to outdoor rock climbing. There are a few non-technical routes with bolts and chains. However, you will have to lead up to the top-set, and although the lead isn’t difficult, you will definitely want someone experienced to climb with you.