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Sugarloaf Mountain dayhike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Comus, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 19 2013  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Fri, Oct 4 2013 9:01 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 18 2013 9:01 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:7.5 Miles
Event Organizer(s):
Dominic Frasca
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Following the trail writeup from here:  We'll start from the East Parking lot.  (NOT the lower parking area when you first pull in)


Sugarloaf Mountain is an oddity, similar to but smaller than Massanutten Mountain further west. It is a solitary mountain that sits in the middle of farmland between the beginning of the Piedmont Plateau and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is privately owned, and is managed as a nature preserve/public recreation area.

Terrain ranges from hardpack dirt to rocky and rooty. Estimated hiking time is 4 hrs.

As long as Fido is well behaved, he/she is welcome along on this hike. My dogs will be coming along.

Required Items to Bring:

hiking shoes/boots.


map/ trail printout from the midatlantichikes website

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

bug repellant, sunscreen.

trail snacks

money for post hike lunch, if interested.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions: from the Capitol Beltway (I495) head north on I270 towards Frederick for 22 miles. Get off at exit 22, turning right onto MD rte 109, and head west for 3 miles, then turn right onto MD95 (Comus Rd) and drive up. Pass the first parking lot at the base of the mountain (outside the main gate), turn into the park and continue on into the park on the service road to the East View parking lot..we will meet and begin the hike here. The gate closes an hour before sunset


Or:  use the googlemaps link on the web page description:,-77.3903&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=12&ll=39.277713,-77.390442&spn=0.11534,0.2314&om=1&iwloc=addr

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