Sugarloaf Mountain Climber's Log

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BearQueen - Apr 6, 2006 8:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1999

Sunrise Trail  Sucess!

First steeper hike with my husband EastKing. Little did I know that I would be doing Mt. Lafayette five years later.


hgrapid - Dec 14, 2005 10:55 am

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

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.


vanman798 - Apr 28, 2005 4:39 pm

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

It's cool to go up this hill, but there is a road that takes you up there!


hgrapid - Dec 25, 2004 7:52 pm

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

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.


MtnWoman - Apr 3, 2004 11:25 pm

Date Climbed: several  Sucess!

Many climbing trips here. Did first lead climb in Middle Earth.


Moni - Nov 14, 2003 9:13 pm

Route Climbed: Many Date Climbed: 1960's & 70's  Sucess!

Used to hike up this regularly as well as scramble around the small rocks and cliffs


EastKing - Sep 16, 2003 1:29 am

Route Climbed: Mountain Loop Trail, Multiple other routes Date Climbed: Summers 97-99  Sucess!

A classic from my pre-New Hampshire days. Fun diversion from the D.C. area. I remember the Sunrise Trail well. It was good practice for later scrambles and hikes.


shanrickv - Sep 15, 2003 1:17 pm

Route Climbed: Sunrise, A.M. Thomas and Monadnock Trails Date Climbed: Multiple Times  Sucess!

I have lived in Montgomery County, Maryland since the Summer of 1997 and have climbed Sugarloaf Mountain many times, winter, spring, summer and fall. I have summited many times, mostly by myself, but also with my kids when they were as young as 5. It has become a very special place of solitude for me, as well as a great place to train for some of the larger peaks I have climbed.

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