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Sugarloaf Mountain

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Address: 7901 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842-9789

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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No parking for real!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hollywood, MD
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Hollywood, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Lonewolfandcubs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Dayle M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank HSP10
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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 

Thank Arminta G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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 

Thank Andrea B
Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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 

Thank Akshat G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is a privately owned mountain where you can hike and take in the views. Not far from DC and the chaos is this quiet mountain with circular trails. Signage can be a little tricky leading to walking in circles if you are not careful. Seems we were not the only couple repeating a few steps and making this 4... More 

Thank Travelqueen8882
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

It's a good first hill for non hikers, especially if you avoid the orange trail. Nice views of the area, and it's free. Also dog friendly if your pooch needs some exercise.

Thank John S
Westfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

A nice day ttip if in the area trails are not difficult or vety challanging but very scenic a good place to take children to burn off some energy in this a pair of 4 1/2 year old twins for a bout a mile to the top and down roads are very narrow and limited parking at trail heads

Thank Richard S
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We have been here many times. There is an extensive series of trails and trail maps are available. Depending on the time of year that you visit, the views can be great. There is plenty of parking, although it can be crowded. There are picnic tables and restrooms. It's definitely the closest mountain hiking to D.C.

Thank JE01

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