Meeting Time: 9 am
Location: West View Parking lot
Distance: 5.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 990 ft
Hike Time: 3 hours
Trail Condition: OK, but a few difficult spots
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 (http://www.smvwinery.com/) for some light lunch (they serve cheese and crackers) and wine. please RSVP so we know who is cominig