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Address: 7901 Comus Road, Dickerson, MD
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Activities: Biking
Description: 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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So great and abundant!

This place is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to hike. I love advising others to come here and check it out. It's offers different level hikes and makes you feel in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Leesburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to hike. I love advising others to come here and check it out. It's offers different level hikes and makes you feel in touch with nature. The brochure at the entrance offers a perfect amount of history and knowledge. The picnic areas do get a bit busy during nicer days... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Sugarloaf Mountain is a favorite of local hikers and families in search of an easy, yet rewarding climb. 30 minutes North on 270 from the Beltway, it's close for all in NoVA, DC, and MD. There's a trail for all levels here--- 3 summit hikes (parking lot to top) and 4 circuit hikes available for horse, bike, or hike. Trails... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Only 30 minutes from Bethesda or Upper Northwest, its an easy mostly highway drive. This easy access woodland can quickly transport you from the nerve-wracking pace of D.C.. A series of concentric circle trails of various lengths (1,3,5,7 miles) that are well marked and maintain. Great place for a cheap date or a family outing. And best of all, its... More 

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35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a well maintained scenic hike up and around a monadnock in Rural MD. There is something for everyone from challenging to leisurely and also a good rock scramble and climbing cliff area. The parking is good and secure I've never had a problem but never leave things out and in view either. I frequently enjoy a nice 1/2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Hike or drive but the view is average. How ever the landscape of the walk is beautiful. Very cold glad I had gloves. Great for families and dogs to spend the day bring lunch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Tired of the museum crowds in downtown Washington? Ready to get out-of-town? I've been living in D.C for 30 years and every time I hike at Sugarloaf, I'm wondering why I don't do it more often. Its a quick, easy drive from the metro area and the forest, trails, and views are spectacular. The mountain just rises up over the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you live around, or pass by, Good to spend few hours, or half a day there. Very peaceful place to hike, climb and just enjoy the day. Nice view from the top, a lot of small trails. Good for couples, who want to spend time together.

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Dickerson
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Love hiking with my dogs and family (pre-teens). We live locally so try to go during the week, when less crowded. Great peace and quiet, great views, great exercise.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

While finding the parking lot the first time you come to sugarloaf may be a unique experience, I found the trail hike to be really enjoyable. The trails are extremely well marked - I hiked the blue loop with my dog and was pleasantly surprised by the elevation variances as well as the view from White Rocks. The downside, on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is probably my favorite place in the DC area to hike. I typically do the five-mile circuit hike of the blue-blazed Northern Peaks Trail, with a little variation to reach the principle summit via the red-blazed Monadnock Trail and green-blazed Thomas Trail, which feature stone steps built by Sugarloaf Mountain's original superintendent. I start heading downhill from the West... More 

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