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A great place for a picnic and some hiking

We came up here for a picnic and to hike. The hiking was a little too steep for me and my... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Linda S
Phoenix, Arizona
A convenient taste of wilderness

Sugarloaf Mountain is a nice, understated spot with woods, a variety of trails of differing... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2019
Barry S
Silver Spring, Maryland
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At an elevation of 1,282 feet, Sugarloaf stands more than 800 feet above Maryland's scenic farmland below.
7901 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842-9789
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Reviewed yesterday

We came up here for a picnic and to hike. The hiking was a little too steep for me and my husband, but our 30 something kids loved it with their dog. It is a simple and rustic place with picnic tables, porta potties and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Linda S
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Sugarloaf Mountain is a nice, understated spot with woods, a variety of trails of differing difficulty, and good views of the Maryland countryside. Calling it a "mountain" works only for east coast folks, of course (barely over 1,000 feet at the summit), but it is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

So close to DC and what a gem ! I have lived just east of DC for 25 years and never been to Sugarloaf. Lots of parking lots, lots of trails and you can make what you want of it. We were very impressed. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

We came to hike Sugarloaf a couple weekend ago, on a beautiful cool fall day. Everyone else came to hike too! And their dogs and their small children. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen so many kids on the trails.. good for their parents getting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hike through open woods. Lots of trail options, well marked with fresh signs, some excellent views. Would be good for an all-day jaunt on the 10 mile trail.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

It's that time of the year when the leaves turn color and thoughts turn to seeking out scenic views. Sugarloaf Mountain is one of those sites. The privately owned property contains hiking paths and a scenic drive. The hiking paths are accessible from the base...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Shamaal
Reviewed November 1, 2018

A friend from me up Sugarloaf for a fall visit. Nice that non-hikers and still get a mountain-top view. Would be a pretty place for a picnic in nature.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

I can not say that I’ve done much hiking however I can say that this hike definitely made me want to do more hiking. We took our GS troop on a hike. It was a nice fall day and it was fun. Especially fun to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

My wife and I made our last trip up Sugar Loaf Mountain. We are older now, but to make this a fantastic trip up. The views from the top are outstanding. Young and older can make this trip. Go slow and take it easy.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Don B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a beautiful place to hike, hang out, have small events, or just relax. It's surrounded by scenic overlooks and breathtaking views with plenty to enjoy nearby.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Secil K
June 26, 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.
September 22, 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