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Sugarloaf Mountain

7901 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842-9789
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This is a nice day hike with some pretty scenic overlook views of the area.

First off, I need to state that I am a bit jaded in the scenery department so take what I say with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Adam W
Nice Hike

I went hiking here recently with some friends. I thought it was an enjoyable hike. I think we ended... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Westbrook, Maine
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At an elevation of 1,282 feet, Sugarloaf stands more than 800 feet above Maryland's scenic farmland below.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue trail” (4 reviews)
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7901 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842-9789
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First off, I need to state that I am a bit jaded in the scenery department so take what I say with a grain of salt. After living in Colorado, it is hard to compete with that type scenery. Four of us decided to take...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went hiking here recently with some friends. I thought it was an enjoyable hike. I think we ended up hiking about seven miles or so. We switched between trails a couple times, so it was hard to tell for sure. I didn't feel like...More

Thank virginiagamer
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Had a good time exploring the source of the building stone for the C & O canal's Monocacy aqueduct. the trails are well maintained and You can see a long dicstance fron the mumerous overlookson and near the summit.

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A 1282 foot small mountain that is privately owned by the Strong family trust. Admission free with several hiking paths to choose from with different degrees of difficulty. Going there on a weekday, we did not encounter any crowds on the paths. If you like...More

1  Thank Hans M
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Make sure you don't go when crowded. It can be a nightmare to park and you are literally bumping shoulders with people on the trail. There are many approaches to the hike. You can climb from the bottom, on the west side. You can drive...More

Thank Pattyj123
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Nice hike, can be very busy on beautiful day, but worth it. Can find many spot for fabulous pictures. Enjoyable for picnics. Climber can find nice area to practice this hobby. In general , the ride, or walk is very enjoyable

1  Thank Christine G
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Now, if you are a true mountain climber, this isn't the mountain for you. But if you are looking for a good, solid day's outing, with decent amount of exercise and lovely views, Sugarloaf fits the bill. I've hiked it a couple of times over...More

Thank LarryMason
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We went to take a short hike to the summit. Unfortunately, we found the trailheads poorly marked and could not locate the trail from the parking area in the limited time we had. We wound up walking along a different trail, which had some enjoyable...More

Thank doglover3
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Sugarloaf Mountain is the perfect trail for scenic walking or more strenuous exercise. It's very easy to find and the major highway is only about 3 miles for the mountain entrance. The trials are thoroughly marked with blue or orange blazes with the blue being...More

1  Thank j w
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We live in DC and occasionally take the 45 minute drive up here for a good hike on a sunny day. The terrain is mixed, with some strenuous ascents, but nothing too treacherous. Fun and spectacular views on a clear day.

Thank DLM212
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Secil K
26 June 2017|
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Response from Hans M | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how long of a hike you want. I parked at the bottom and hiked all the way up. As the other person said, there is also parking near the top if you just want to see the sights and do a short walk to the summit.
22 September 2016|
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Response from MarySL00 | Reviewed this property |
There's the Comus Inn as Andrea B mentionned and there is also the Sugarloaf Mountain winery (smvwinery) but it mostly have dried/cured meats/sausages, cheeses, and cracker to enjoy with the wine. The winery invites visitors... More