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Sugarloaf Mountain

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Address: 7901 Comus Road, Dickerson, MD
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At an elevation of 1,282 feet, Sugarloaf stands more than 800 feet above...

At an elevation of 1,282 feet, Sugarloaf stands more than 800 feet above Maryland's scenic farmland below.

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A pleasant hike

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Baltimore, MD
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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 the years and it's just a very nice way to spend a day outside.

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 scenic overlooks, but no access to the summit. Walking back through the entire parking area,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the easiest in my opinion. Parking does fill up fast, so going early is a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank DLM212
Hollywood, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Just like everyone said it was super crowded and most of the parking was full at 10 am on a nice Saturday. The mountain is still amazing and so much fun for the kids. We will come back earlier next time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I'd recommend going in the fall for the vistas of foliage. There's a great little coner pumpkin grower on the road across from The Comus Inn there. They have dozens of different kinds of pumpkins. Make it a fall trip and go hiking on the mountain once you've purchased your pumpkins, or stop by the Comus Inn for brunch of... More 

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Thank Dayle M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Sugarloaf Mountain is a short distance from Washington D.C. and it offers hikes and walks for everyone. The trails are marked well and while not very challenging, you can certainly customize them and get in a good workout with 9-10 mile hike throughout the mountain. Just be sure to get there early – there is limited parking with both the... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to take two preteens hiking on a shorter hike and chose Sugarloaf. Very easy to get to off I-270 and signage was very good. Parking at the bottom seems to be very limited, so if you want to do a base to summit hike, you should get there early. By noon on a Sunday it was packed. Ample... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I had a great experience climbing the Blue Trail. But my friend and I got separated and he got lost. Don't hike alone unless you are a good navigator or have hiked the trail before. Keep watching for the blue markers on the trees (orange, yellow etc. markers for other trails). The nearby Comus Inn in a 150 year-old house... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I have been here quite a few times for hike on weekend. Very nice trails. Well maintained. 1/2 mile trails go on top to the peak and rest circle the mountain at bottom or at the middle. Blue trail which is around 5mile if you start at west parking is what i do usually and thoroughly like it. Best time... More 

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