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jgreenerunsCute little mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2013

jgreeneruns

This was a nice little hike. It's very suitable for small children. I liked the rock outcroppings at the top - they were fun to play on. Lots of blazes so you cannot get lost unless you try. I'd like to try out the longer trails for running sometime.
Posted Jul 19, 2013 1:40 pm

Pete CastriconeWhy not  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2013

Pete Castricone

Not much of a mountain, but I like the area for trail running.
Posted Mar 26, 2013 6:04 pm

chugach mtn boyBelated discovery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

chugach mtn boy

In decades of visiting Washington and even a few years of living there, I overlooked this nice peak in gorgeous country just half an hour from the Beltway.
Posted Sep 11, 2011 1:06 pm

hightinerarySweet!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014

hightinerary

I have climbed Sugarloaf more than 120 times since I started counting. I keep coming up with different ways to do it - combining various trails, going clockwise, going counterclockwise, going cross-country, climbing from the south, scrambling to the top from the west on boulders, etc. (Naturally, it only counts if I climb it from the base.)
Posted Aug 9, 2011 11:33 am

birdnyBeen on Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2010

birdny

Went to the top to do a photo shoot with a family who wanted their pictures taken there. Beautiful day nice views. Next time I'm not doing it as work so I can more enjoy it!
Posted Nov 13, 2010 9:05 am

builttospillLots of times  Sucess!

builttospill

I grew up in suburban Maryland, so we would hike here occasionally. When I was running cross country and track I would occasionally come to Sugarloaf to run hill repeats. It's one of the shortest hikes around, but it's still fun.
Posted Jan 27, 2010 3:46 pm

Avenger2354Annual Summit  Sucess!

Avenger2354

The entire family makes this summit every year, usually in the spring or fall. Great for kids.
Posted Oct 23, 2008 1:59 pm

silversummitCan see this from my house!

silversummit

Many love this local monadnock! I have clamored over it many times; know people married on it; my son completed his Eagle Scout project rebuilding a trail here. There is a wonderful restaurant right near the foot of the mountain with excellent fall and spring views.
Posted Oct 2, 2008 10:48 pm

shanrickvRe: Can see this from my house!

shanrickv

Hi Silversummit,
Thanks for signing the summit log for Sugarloaf. Sorry I didn't see it sooner. What is the name of that restaurant? I can't remember what it was called. It was closed for some time. While it was open my wife and I had some very nice dinners there; almond crested trout to die for if I recall correctly. I feel guilty for not remebering the name.
I love Colorado, but I do miss Maryland and Sugarloaf.
Climb On!
Patrick
Posted Mar 25, 2009 4:12 pm

silversummitRe: Can see this from my house!

silversummit

Sorry I didn't notice your question for so long! The restaurant is called the Comus Inn. We went there to have our 40th anniversary dinner last month.

Hope you read this sometime!
Posted Sep 22, 2011 12:21 pm

ParenteauGood Crag  Sucess!

Parenteau

One of the better crags in MD
Posted Sep 2, 2008 3:51 pm

R2CreativesFun Family Hike  Sucess!

R2Creatives

I've hiked Sugarloaf dozens of times. I remember going there with my father when I was a teen, taking my future wife there when we first started dating, and now all my kids have hiked to the top.
Posted Apr 21, 2008 4:01 pm

tiogaPleasurable!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2010

tioga

Climbed around 8 miles of trail on a cool spring day. Views from White Rocks were quite outstanding, as well as views from the top of the mountain. Trails hiked included Mountain Loop and Northern Peaks Trails. Climbed it again in September 2010. There were ridiculous numbers of stink bugs all over, which some are still inside my car. Followed a few different routes than the first time.
Posted Mar 23, 2008 9:03 am

JonWSilly Rappelers

JonW

Set up some topropes here one day, but probably won't go back. We had keep dodging people who were rappelling all day. They took up all the good routes with their half dozen ropes and left them hanging there all day.
Posted Feb 8, 2008 3:10 pm

Mike SwizBeautiful views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2008

Mike Swiz

Route Climbed:sunrise to mountainloop back around to green trail to northern peaks trail to make a double traverse. :)
Posted Feb 5, 2008 12:05 am

dandrewGreat suburban getaway...  Sucess!

dandrew

Grew up in Gaithersburg, MD. Have climbed Sugarloaf dozens of times. It was always such a big adventure as a child. Later on, this is where I started rock climbing/rappelling.
Posted Dec 14, 2006 12:46 am

BearQueenSunrise Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1999

BearQueen

First steeper hike with my husband EastKing. Little did I know that I would be doing Mt. Lafayette five years later.
Posted Apr 6, 2006 8:25 am

hgrapidRoute Climbed: Sunrise Trail Date Climbed: 12/13/2005  Sucess!

hgrapid

I spent the afternoon and early evening on Sugarloaf mountain to watch the sunset. It was very nice. It was a bit cold, but not unbearable. I actually hiked a bunch of trails around Sugarloaf, but only did about 4.5 miles of hiking in total. This is a nice destination for folks in the DC area. I first hiked on Christmas Day, 2004. This was my second time on the mountain. Photos are added to the page.
Posted Dec 14, 2005 10:55 am

vanman798Route Climbed: Drove up the road Date Climbed: Fall 2003  Sucess!

vanman798

It's cool to go up this hill, but there is a road that takes you up there!
Posted Apr 28, 2005 4:39 pm

hgrapidRoute Climbed: Northern Peaks Trail and Sunrise Trail Date Climbed: 12/25/04  Sucess!

hgrapid

Sugarloaf Mountain is pretty nice. It is a shame that it has so much better an organization of trails than the actual highpoint of Maryland (Backbone Mountain).



I did the Northern Peaks trail and covered about 10 miles of total hiking. I even did some rock climbing on my way to the summit. I started at the mountain entrance parking lot, and hiked up the white trail to the East View parking lot, and then did the Sunrise Trail. Afterwards I did the Northern Peaks trail. Very fun. 25 degrees, clear skies.



Posted Dec 25, 2004 7:52 pm

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