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Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Hike, MD (Rating: B)

Matt@matt46

Sugarloaf Mountain East View Parking - Dickerson, MD
Unnamed Road

Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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UPDATED INFORMATION a. Description: Sugarloaf Mountain is a mountain that can be seen from miles away. This is a loop hike that starts at the East View parking lot. The hike is an approximately 8.0 -mile hike with an elevation gain of approximately 1650 feet. Enter Sugarloaf Mountain through the main gates. Park at the East View parking area, which is about 3/4 of the way up Sugarloaf Mountain. We will meet at 8:30 am at the junction of the kiosk for the Orange and White trail heads and start the hike at 8:45am. Bring lots of water, lunch food, snacks, and appropriate clothing. We should average 2.5 MPH throughout the hike and respect everyone's individual pace by stopping at intersections. This hike will include hiking to White Rocks and the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. You must be experienced in hikes of this distance and elevation gain. b. Map for hike: http://www.sugarloafmd.com/images/maps/102709_trailmap.pdf c. Event Leader: Matt 707.301.7790 d. Websites: Sugarloaf Website: http://www.sugarloafmd.com/sl_facts.html e. Additional Important Info: --Emergency Phone Number: 911 --Dogs are permitted on this hike in accordance with the NVHC Dog Policy. https://tinyurl.com/nvhcdogpolicy --Park Fees: No fees f. Carpool Location: --Quince Orchard Park & Ride, I-270 & MD 124, Gaithersburg, MD 20878- https://www.bing.com/maps?&cp=39.147886~-77.2191&lvl=18&osid=b0a5178d-ed21-4197-bd27-9268e678b7cf&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027 --Drive time from the carpool location to East View Parking lot is around 45 minutes depending on traffic. Meet us at the carpool location at 7:40 and leave at 7:45am. --Carpool Fee: $3 g. Safety: --PLEASE be aware that this is the habitat of the timber rattlesnake and the copperhead. LOOK! BUT DO NOT TOUCH! h. Directions to Park: http://www.sugarloafmd.com/sl_directions.html --From Frederick Follow Route I-270 South to the Hyattstown exit, follow Route 109 to Comus, then right on Comus Road to the Sugarloaf Mountain entrance. --From Washington Go North on Route I-270 to the Hyattstown exit, circle under I-270 and continue on Route 109 to Comus, then right on Comus Road to the Sugarloaf Mountain entrance. --From Bethesda/ Rockville Area Take Route 28 West of Rockville to Dickerson, then after passing under the railroad bridge, turn right on Mt. Ephraim Road and go 2.5 miles to Sugarloaf Mountain entrance. ****Remember: You must be experienced in hikes of this distance and elevation gain.****