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Sugarloaf Mountain

7901 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842-9789
+1 301-874-2024
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Great local hike!

Very nice hike in the fall! Like being at the top of the world! My wife and I have been there... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Bob W
It's your hike, make it how you want it!

I love taking my son to Sugarloaf for walking and hiking! You can start at different points to... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Melissa M
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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” (5 reviews)
“nice hike” (5 reviews)
7901 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842-9789
+1 301-874-2024
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Very nice hike in the fall! Like being at the top of the world! My wife and I have been there several times for rock climbing and hiking. It is one of our favorite places in Montgomery County to spend the day outdoors.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I love taking my son to Sugarloaf for walking and hiking! You can start at different points to determine how much you want to do in a day. You can determine your path, the ease or difficulty or if you want just a quick walk...More

1  Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Located off exit 22 on Maryland's I-270, Sugarloaf Mountain is one of our favorite destinations to for hiking and seeing the leaf colors in the fall. It is open from dawn to dusk and entrance is free. While the parking lots get crowded on weekends...More

Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I've climbed Sugarloaf many times. This review will be about the 7 mile Yellow trail. Which I tried for the first time. There seem to be only a few parking spaces at the entrance which is where u need to park to start the trail....More

1  Thank Fitness_Guru_8
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Nice hike. Something for everyone since you can park at the bottom and hike the whole thing or drive up and just hike the top. Well marks trials.

Thank Nuttree2013
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was my first time visiting here. Unfortunately, I was unable to make the hike up to the top. The views were not too great with just the driving loop. It was a nice drive though. And free.

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 17 July 2017

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 2 July 2017

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 8 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

2  Thank Hans M
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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