3500 Series: Sugarloaf Mountain

Upper West Side
Upper West Side
Broadway and West 76th Street
7:00AM
to 7:30PM
7:00AM to 7:30PM
Arrive by 6:45AM
Intensity
6/10
6.7 miles
1,800 feet
elevation gain
18+

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About the trip

WHAT WE LOVE

  • Challenging terrain
  • Exciting scrambles
  • Stunning views of the Catskills
  • Fascinating history courtesy of your guide

YOUR DAY

Sugarloaf Mountain, at 3,810 feet in elevation, is one of the highest and most dramatic in the Catskills. We choose the lightly travelled trails, ensuring some solitude as we work our way to the peak. From the summit, catch views of Hunter Mountain to the west and Peekamoose to the south. Trust us, with these vistas, you'll be happy to take a break and breathe it all in.

Depending on trail conditions, snowshoes or microspikes may be required. If so, they will be provided by your guide.

Perfect for:  Experienced hikers, fit adventurers who are up for a challenge

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Level 6/10
1,800 feet elevation gain
6.7 miles
Upper West SideBroadway and West 76th Street
7:00AM to 7:30PMArrive by 6:45AM
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

BRING
  • Your lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least three liters of water
  • A backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners.
  • Camera

Wear

WEAR
  • Comfortable athletic clothing, including a warm, waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof hiking boots with wool socks (required)
  • Warm hat
  • Weatherproof gloves
  • Neck buff or balaclava
  • Sunglasses
  • Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures

Trip Package

  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits

Drive to Meet

If you chose the "Drive to meet" option, you will meet your guide and the group at the Plattekill Travel Plaza at 8:30 AM. From there, you will follow your guide to the trailhead. Once you enter the Catskill Mountains, most cell phones do not work. You will be given your guide's cell phone number should you need to reach us the morning of the trip.

 

Weather

Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little rain or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.

Intensity

Level 7

VIGOROUS — FOR INTERMEDIATE PARTICIPANTS WITH BASIC SKILLS

On Level 7 trips you’ll encounter some of the steepest elevations and technical terrain available within a day’s drive. These trips are for athletic types and those who wish to push their physical abilities.

ACTIVITY

You can expect to be active for six to eight hours. You can best prepare for a Level 7 trip by maintaining your intense fitness regimen, trying to get your mile time below eight minutes, and hiking consistently on the weekends.

DISTANCES

Level 7 hikes can be anywhere from ten to thirteen miles.

SURFACES

We will be on mountainous, exposed terrain and steep, uneven trails. Most hikes will require not only hiking boots but also additional gear like hiking poles and headlamps.

ELEVATION CHANGE

Up to 2,500 feet per day.

ALTITUDE

Up to 12,000 feet.

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