Peak Details

Height:  3,783ft  (1,153m)

Range:  Northeastern Catskills

Level:  Hardest

Scenic:   Yes 

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

 Sugarloaf Hiking Trails & Hikes

catskills red barn and sugarloaf mountain seen in the snow

Sugarloaf in Winter (Safest Route)

A beautiful hike to one of the grandest of Catskills high peaks.

Stone thrones made of quarried bluestone

Dibbles Quarry & Beyond (Ultimate Guide)

A short, easy hike to the very memorable Dibbles Quarry in one of The Catskills’ loveliest notches.

Devil’s Path Trail | Ultimate Guide

Everything you need to know about the Devils Path — one of the most difficult hiking trails in New York State.

rugged, rocky mountain trail

Sugarloaf (Best Route)

A rugged, tough hike over one of the Catskills’ grandest mountains.

Behind the Cave on Twin

Hike Sugarloaf & Twin from Roaring Kill

Any hike that includes Twin Mountain is a great hike. From either side, Twin offers some the funnest ascents in the Catskill Park. But the western side of Twin, with its steep talus field and a section of technical open rock face, is perhaps the toughest 0.7 mile you’ll hike on any Catskill trail.

boulder channel

Hike Sugarloaf from Roaring Kill, Clockwise

Pass through Dibble’s Quarry, rock-hop over a stream and around a beaver pond, make your way up to the col between Sugarloaf and Twin, and then head west over Sugarloaf’s enormous boreal summit — to a fantastic view of the Southern Catskills. Sugarloaf is a lot of mountain. An awesome lot.

 Seasonal Notes for Sugarloaf

Winter

Once the cold descends and Sugarloaf gets iced up, its western side is extremely dangerous for hikers. It’s one of the few places in the Catskill Park where you need full crampons, and maybe even technical climbing gear. For these reasons, in winter, Sugarloaf is known locally as “Suicide Mountain”. In winter, this is the safest route to the summit.

 Sugarloaf Topography

 Summit Forecast: Sugarloaf

The page URL below shows the weather at Sugarloaf’s summit for the next six days.

If a foreacast for a peak is not directly available, this page may display a link to a nearby location.

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Sugarloaf-Mountain-Greene-County-New-York/forecasts/1161

Sugarloaf Information

Sugarloaf Mountain — located in Greene County, New York — is part of the Devil’s Path. Sugarloaf is separated from Twin Mountain by Pecoy Notch, and from Plateau Mountain by Mink Hollow Notch.

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