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Blue Trail (Northern Peaks Trail)

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (15)

A five-mile loop around Sugarloaf Mountain.


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Map Key

5.4

Miles

8.8

KM

Loop

1,051' 320 m

High

571' 174 m

Low

747' 228 m

Up

781' 238 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Open daily, 8AM to an hour before sunset.

Description

This trail starts from the West View parking area. You can either take this around the summit or take the Green Trail (A.M. Thomas Trail) up and follow the Red Trail (Monadnock Trail) back down to the Blue Trail (Northern Peaks Trail). Either way you go, just head north.

Just over two miles in, you'll come to a big intersection with the Yellow and Purple Trail. It is well-signed but pay attention. Continuing on the Purple Trail extends this hike by 1.5 miles.

Another mile on the Blue Trail (Northern Peaks Trail) will find the Purple Trail coming in from the right, but continue straight to the White Rocks overlook.

At mile four, you'll intersect with the Yellow Trail again but follow the signs to stay on Blue. A half mile later, the Blue Trail and White Trail (Mountain Loop Trail) will merge for the last half mile before returning to the parking lot.

Contacts

Land Manager: Stronghold, Inc.

Shared By:

Chris Kroehler

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  4.0 from 15 votes

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#103

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#6,280

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Photos

View from White Rocks.
Mar 28, 2021 near Buckeys…, MD
Blue Trail headed west
Oct 24, 2019 near Urbana, MD
Blue Trail headed south
Oct 24, 2019 near Urbana, MD
White-breasted Nuthatch
Nov 6, 2019 near Urbana, MD
Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
Nov 6, 2019 near Urbana, MD
Sugarloaf Mountain Marker
Nov 6, 2019 near Urbana, MD

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Oct 15, 2020
Sharon Halstead
Feb 24, 2020
Catherine G
Nov 10, 2019
Taylor Morse
5.5mi — 3h 10m
Sep 22, 2019
Lauren P
5.3mi
Sep 14, 2019
Rachel Affleck
Aug 18, 2019
Reinhold Messner
White to blue to White. 7mi
Aug 17, 2019
Jonathan Wrieden
Jun 29, 2019
Daniel P
6.2mi — 3h 07m