From Wikipedia: "Sugarloaf Mountain is a small (1,282 foot; 391 m) mountain and park about 10 miles (16 km) south of Frederick, Maryland, USA. The closest village is Barnesville, located nearly at the foot of the mountain. The peak of this relatively low mountain is approximately 800 feet (244 m) higher than the surrounding farmland. It is visible from many parts of northern Montgomery County and southern Frederick County, notably from I-270 north of the town of Germantown. Because of its geological and natural history interest, it was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1969. It is a notable example of an admission-free, privately owned scenic park."
Above - Sugarloaf Mountain
A piece of trivia: Sugarloaf Mountain was under consideration to become the presidential retreat but that distinction was bestowed on Camp David near Catoctin.
The hike will begin 10:00 AM at Sugarloaf Mountain and will take approximately 3.5 hours plus one-half hour for lunch. There will be no carpool rendevouz location. Afterwards, everyone is invited to the Leesburg Beer Co. in the Leesburg, VA historic district. This brew pub also serves food.
Leesburg Beer Company, 2-C Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175 (571)[masked]
Hiking Distance: 6.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 1265'
Hiking Pace: Moderate (2 miles per hour)
Trail Terrain: Dirt trails and rocky trails
Difficulty: Level 3
What to Bring: Wear hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers and bring a day pack with lunch, snacks, sunscreen, extra layers, basic first aid supplies, extra socks, and plenty of water.
Organizer will provide: Limited first aid supplies and trail maps.
Carpool Location: None. We will meet at the East View Parking Area trailhead on Sugarloaf Mountain.
Directions to the Trailhead: Drive to the intersection of Sugarland Mountain Road and Comus Road near Dickerson, MD. Go through the entrance to the mountain and drive up a one way road approximately 1.5 miles to the East View Parking Area where we will meet at the trailhead.