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 Sugarloaf

It’s big, it’s challenging, it’s the king of the park — Sugarloaf never disappoints. It’s the most Catskills you can get in a single mountain.

 Sugarloaf Hiking Trails & Hikes

rugged, rocky mountain trail

Hike Sugarloaf Mountain (Best Route)

A rugged, tough hike over one of the Catskills’ greatest and most beautiful mountains. This counterclockwise route uses Mink Hollow as a pleasant leg warm-up before the difficult climb up the western side of the mountain, and saves the beautiful hike through Pecoy Notch and Dibbles Quarry for the end of the hike.

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.

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Peak Details

Height:  3,783ft  (1,153m)

Location:  Northeastern Catskills

Level:  Hardest

Scenic:   Yes 

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

Canister:  No

 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”.

 Sugarloaf Topography

 Summit Forecast: Sugarloaf

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

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

Opens in a new tab/window. Click on the small °F or °C boxes to toggle between US and Metric.
If a foreacast for a peak is not directly available, this page may display a link to a nearby peak.

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