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Sugarloaf Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.1 (8)

A longer loop that visits the white sands of the Sugarloaf dune.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.7

KM

100%

Runnable

17' 5 m

High

4' 1 m

Low

25' 8 m

Up

27' 8 m

Down

0%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views

Description

From the back of the Flytrap parking lot, jump on the trail marked by orange circles and go right. You'll meet up with the Campground Trail and soon cross B road. Continue along where you pass by another piece of the Campground Trail. You soon pass Grass Pond, Lily Pond and then Cypress Pond. Enjoy the swamp life then continue on to the one bit of hills in the park. Take a turn off to Sugarloaf Dune to get the best view and then drop back to the trail. Shortly, you pass the Oak Toe Trail and then turn north. When you get to the Swamp trail take a left and pass some pretty swamp lands. When you meet up with Cape Fear River you go right and continue until you arrive at the Marina. Take another right and you soon arrive back at the parking lot.

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Shared By:

Russell Hobart

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 8 votes

#8253

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  4.1 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#283

in North Carolina

#8,253

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Photos

A blue sky reflects off of black waters.
Feb 20, 2017 near Carolin…, NC
Pitcher plants
Jul 22, 2020 near Carolin…, NC
Roots reach for the sand along the water's edge.
Feb 20, 2017 near Carolin…, NC
White-sand trails await in Carolina Beach State Park.
Feb 20, 2017 near Carolin…, NC
Dry swamp view
Jun 10, 2018 near Carolin…, NC
Fat cypress grow in the swamp alongside the trail.
Feb 20, 2017 near Carolin…, NC

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