Sugarloaf Mountain - Trail, Frederick, Maryland

Sugarloaf Mountain - Trail, Frederick, Maryland

DESCRIPTION

********************************************************************************* NO MOUNTAIN BIKING ON THE WEEKENDS AND OCT 31 TRU MAY 1 ******************************************************************************** There are two MTB trail, the yellow and the blue, and three hiker only trails. Blue trail is 5 miles and yellow is 7 miles. Two stream crossings, some logs, some hills. The hiker trails are very technical, with lots of logs, steep climbs, and three foot drop-offs.

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 23, 1999]
Anonymous

This is my favorite route, where some serious climbing balances out fun descents, the yellow trail is long and gets boring some times, there are logs, rocks and two stream crossings(foot deep at in the deepest area)

Customer Service

Start at the bottom, go up the paved road about 500 feet form the entrane, the white trail will be on the left side of the road, follow that all the way to the top, its a fun climb, after about 1 1/2 miles turn right onto the second blue trail, follow that, cross the yellow trail, there will be a short but chellenging climb to the top, and then continue untill you reach the yellow trail, turn left and enjoy a technical, relatevly flat taril, and a very fun fast 400 feet in half a mile descent, follow the trail for about two miles to the main entrance.

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If Sugarloaf gets too boring try Gambrill state park.

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5
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[May 10, 1999]
Anonymous

Just an update: went to ride Sugarloaf 5/10/99 and found the signs said no trail riding 'till June 1. Raced down the mountain on the road instead-highly recommended! I'm sure it's frowned upon, as the speed limit's 15 mph(we hit 36).

Customer Service

The road.

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3
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[May 11, 1999]
Anonymous

None

Customer Service

Actually I haven't ridden this trail, I just wanted to let people know that it doesn't open until May 31st..I went there only to see that, so I didn't want you to waste your time.

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If you want good trails and all the riding you can handle hit the Watershed up by Frederick. I ride there all the time and I'm still finding new trails.

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1
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[Jun 23, 2000]
Anonymous

nice, rocky, some muddy spots 7mi loop. Pretty much like 'shed in some spots but less climbing. Actually better then Avalon. Too bad it's open 3mo a year and closed on weekends.

Customer Service

do the yellow clockwise then back

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'shed

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5
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[Oct 31, 2000]
Anonymous

This WAS a very good trail until those morons came and bulldozered it down. there's nothing left.
amen

Customer Service

none

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Gambril

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5
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[Mar 20, 2001]
Anonymous

Wow, i am impressed. This is my first time hitting a real trail with my new mountain bike.. Although some parts were alittle tough, it was a great experience, and only suffered minor cuts and bruises :)

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5
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[Mar 27, 2001]
Anonymous

Well it's short, very short...but it is brutal. I came out with a decent amount of bruises and a cut or two. I thought I could take on this hill, but the uphills are the worst here. Large steps and tons of logs.

Customer Service

I don't know exactly, but I think I took the white trail.

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If you're looking for a quick fix, this is the place, but if you're looking for something more, skip on up to Frederick and check out the watershed.

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3
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[Jul 10, 2002]
Anonymous

sugarloaf is a mountain with lots of trails surrounding it. trails go around and up and down with east and west side. there is the saddleback trail that goes around the base. good techicals and ascents and descents. good also for hiking and rock climbing.

Customer Service

a friend took me, off rt 270

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4
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[Sep 12, 2002]
Anonymous

I went to Sugarloaf on my day off, had to. One of the sucky things about this place is that it is open to bikes only June 1 - October 31, Monday-Friday. The other sucky thing is the markings on the trails in parts. There are areas where they have come in and done some logging and clearing and trying to find the outlet of the trail in some spots was a pain and took away from the flow of the trail.
However, this place still is a great place to ride. It will give you a work out with it's vicious uphills (600-1000 vertical feet in 1/3 mile) and will test your technical skills with all the rocks. Plus the drive out here is awesome and scenic. A nice break from city life.
PS-There are no gas stations anywhere near here so fill up before you head out. I just about found out the hard way.

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5
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