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Sugarloaf Mountain

7901 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842-9789
+1 301-874-2024
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Fun if it isn't crowded !!!

Make sure you don't go when crowded. It can be a nightmare to park and you are literally bumping... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
via mobile

Nice hike, can be very busy on beautiful day, but worth it. Can find many spot for fabulous... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2017
Christine G
Dickerson, Maryland
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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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7901 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842-9789
+1 301-874-2024
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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Make sure you don't go when crowded. It can be a nightmare to park and you are literally bumping shoulders with people on the trail. There are many approaches to the hike. You can climb from the bottom, on the west side. You can drive...More

1  Thank Pattyj123
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Nice hike, can be very busy on beautiful day, but worth it. Can find many spot for fabulous pictures. Enjoyable for picnics. Climber can find nice area to practice this hobby. In general , the ride, or walk is very enjoyable

1  Thank Christine G
Reviewed December 3, 2016

Now, if you are a true mountain climber, this isn't the mountain for you. But if you are looking for a good, solid day's outing, with decent amount of exercise and lovely views, Sugarloaf fits the bill. I've hiked it a couple of times over...More

Thank LarryMason
Reviewed November 30, 2016

We went to take a short hike to the summit. Unfortunately, we found the trailheads poorly marked and could not locate the trail from the parking area in the limited time we had. We wound up walking along a different trail, which had some enjoyable...More

Thank doglover3
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Sugarloaf Mountain is the perfect trail for scenic walking or more strenuous exercise. It's very easy to find and the major highway is only about 3 miles for the mountain entrance. The trials are thoroughly marked with blue or orange blazes with the blue being...More

1  Thank j w
Reviewed September 30, 2016

We live in DC and occasionally take the 45 minute drive up here for a good hike on a sunny day. The terrain is mixed, with some strenuous ascents, but nothing too treacherous. Fun and spectacular views on a clear day.

Thank DLM212
Reviewed September 17, 2016 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
Reviewed September 5, 2016

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...More

Thank Dayle M
Reviewed August 30, 2016

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....More

Thank HSP10
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...More

Thank Arminta G
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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