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Blue Trail (Northern Peaks Trail)

Intermediate

Trail

5.4 mile 8.8 kilometer loop
91% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 747' 228 m
Descent: -781' -238 m
High: 1,051' 320 m
Low: 571' 174 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Chris Kroehler

A five-mile loop around Sugarloaf Mountain.

Chris Kroehler

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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 run 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.

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Land Manager: Stronghold, Inc.

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Sep 4, 2019
Matt Snyder
5.3mi — 1h 30m
Feb 14, 2018
Nick Sullivan
5.3mi
Nov 4, 2017
Chris Kroehler
6mi — 2h 30m
Aug 24, 2017
Miguel Forero
Nice day for this trail. Can't do this too often because of all the rock gardens. 6.2mi

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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
Sugarloaf Mountain Vulture
Nov 6, 2019 near Buckeys…, MD

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