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Sugarloaf Mountain

7901 Comus Road, Dickerson, MD
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Dickerson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
Owner description: At an elevation of 1,282 feet, Sugarloaf stands more than 800 feet above Maryland's scenic farmland...
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
Owner description: At an elevation of 1,282 feet, Sugarloaf stands more than 800 feet above Maryland's scenic farmland below.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Few people realize that Sugarloaf is a private property that is open to the public. The hiking trails are good and some are runnable. Sunset views from the west slope are fine.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We found sugarloaf mountain by using trip advisor. We were staying nearby for a wedding and wanted something to do in the morning. It did not disappoint. Even the drive to sugar mountain is nice. We took our jeep up easily and parked at the eastern look out. We hiked for awhile with our dogs and saw other folks with... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a great spot to spend a half day with the kids and dogs. The mountain is perfect for the little ones to hike, but no selfies on the cliffs (hikers have been known to fall).

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Clarksville, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Sugarloaf Mountain is well maintained with a variety of trail lengths. Some of it is very steep, but not for too long.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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103 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Its a smaller mountain.. frequented mostly by the locals-does get crowded on weekends and holidays... its free but not many convenient restrooms... the view from the summit is nice (not the best though). There are many routes to try.. so thats nice.. we spotted snakes, different insects, plants and wild mushrooms on our hike.. I didn't find any place to... More 

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