Sugarloaf Mountain, in Frederick County just across the border from Montgomery County, rises all of 800 feet above the countryside, but still affords miles of good hiking trails and some lovely views.
For CCW’s inaugural Sugarloaf hike, please join CCW Member Art Spitzer ’71 in a six-mile loop to the view shown below (the dog plans to come). The well-marked trail is rocky in many places and has ups and downs, but it’s not challenging for people used to hiking.
Health and Safety:
- Hard-soled hiking shoes or hiking boots are recommended if you have them, but if you don’t, many people hike Sugarloaf in sneakers. Wear clothing suitable for the weather.
- There’s no potable water on the mountain, so bring your own. There are porta-potties at the parking area.
- Sugarloaf’s policy is that dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times.
- CCW’s COVID policy is that we cannot do any organzied bus or carpool, so participants will have to drive separately or with members of their household.
- Outdoor masking is required for unvaccinated individuals.
- Participants should avoid direct contact, including handshakes and hugs, with others not from their household.
- Participants cannot attend if they are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19.
Cost: None. Sugarloaf is privately owned and maintained, and there’s a donation box for voluntary contributions near the entrance.
Contact: Art Spitzer ’71, firstname.lastname@example.org; 301-775-4000