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Sugarloaf Mountain Blue Trail (Pre-Training)

Meeting Time: 9 am
Location: West View Parking lot
Distance: 5.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 990 ft
Hike Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Condition: OK, but a few difficult spots
HikeType: Loop

We will be meeting at the West View Parking Area
Sugarloaf Mountain is an attractive draw for DC dwellers as it is perhaps the closest mountain to the district. We will be taking the blue-blazed Northern Peaks trail to the White Rock overlook. This trail will afford you the opportunity to see some of the more remote and less traveled areas of the mountain and enjoy some equally stunning vantage points.

The trails are well maintained and the scenery is quite nice. You will enjoy the cover of large Oaks as well as the beautiful Mountain Laurel and abundant ferns, and soon a return of the American Chestnut.

After the hike we will meet at Sugarloaf Vineyard ( for some light lunch (they serve cheese and crackers) and wine. please RSVP so we know who is cominig

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  • Martin M.

    Everyone was in good shape (It was nice to see) and the weather was awesome. Sunny and a little cold in the beginning and nice a warm at the end.

    May 6, 2014

  • Dave L.

    Such perfect weather! It was great to meet everyone, and we look forward to hiking together again soon.

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Erin L.

    Great weather, fun group and moderate hike! Thanks for leading the pack Martin!

    May 5, 2014

  • Dave L.

    We are on our way but stuck in some road construction traffic so we may be a tiny bit late.

    May 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd rate this more of an "easy." We do this loop as a training hike with full backpacks...and I am not in great shape and have no issues at all.

    February 17, 2014

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