Sugarloaf Mountain Climber's Log

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islandborn11

islandborn11 - Jun 4, 2017 1:50 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2017

Pretty but crowded  Sucess!

Pleasant little hike but crawling with people on a sunny Memorial Day afternoon (go figure). Nice view at the top. Want to come back soon when less people are around.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Oct 26, 2015 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2015

Nice peak, lots of people  Sucess!

Great colors!

jgreeneruns

jgreeneruns - Jul 19, 2013 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2013

Cute little mountain  Sucess!

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.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Mar 26, 2013 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2013

Why not  Sucess!

Not much of a mountain, but I like the area for trail running.

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Sep 11, 2011 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Belated discovery  Sucess!

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.

hightinerary

hightinerary - Aug 9, 2011 11:33 am Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2018

Sweet!  Sucess!

I have climbed Sugarloaf Mountain over 450 times since I started counting, in all seasons and conditions, and from all directions. (I count an ascent only if I start from the base of the mountain - not from one of its upper parking lots.) I like it most in winter when it is covered in snow and the gate at the base is closed to vehicles.

birdny

birdny - Nov 13, 2010 9:05 am Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2010

Been on Top  Sucess!

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!

builttospill

builttospill - Jan 27, 2010 3:46 pm

Lots of times  Sucess!

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.

Avenger2354

Avenger2354 - Oct 23, 2008 1:59 pm

Annual Summit  Sucess!

The entire family makes this summit every year, usually in the spring or fall. Great for kids.

silversummit

silversummit - Oct 2, 2008 10:48 pm

Can see this from my house!

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.

shanrickv

shanrickv - Mar 25, 2009 4:12 pm

Re: Can see this from my house!

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

silversummit

silversummit - Sep 22, 2011 12:21 pm

Re: Can see this from my house!

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!

Parenteau

Parenteau - Sep 2, 2008 3:51 pm

Good Crag  Sucess!

One of the better crags in MD

R2Creatives

R2Creatives - Apr 21, 2008 4:01 pm

Fun Family Hike  Sucess!

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.

tioga

tioga - Mar 23, 2008 9:03 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2010

Pleasurable!  Sucess!

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.

JonW

JonW - Feb 8, 2008 3:10 pm

Silly Rappelers

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.

Mike Swiz

Mike Swiz - Feb 5, 2008 12:05 am Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2008

Beautiful views  Sucess!

Route Climbed:sunrise to mountainloop back around to green trail to northern peaks trail to make a double traverse. :)

dandrew

dandrew - Dec 14, 2006 12:46 am

Great suburban getaway...  Sucess!

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.

BearQueen

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

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.

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