New York City: Sugarloaf Mountain

This 9.6-mile out-and-back has quad-bustingly steep inclines and hairy downhills, but features long, magnificent views from Sugarloaf Mountain.
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This 9.6-mile out-and-back has quad-bustingly steep inclines and hairy downhills, but features long, magnificent views from Sugarloaf Mountain.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.7

Waypoints

SLM001

Location: 42.1593894958496, -74.2039489746094

Trail starts on SE end of Notch Lake; bear E onto red-blazed trail

SLM002

Location: 42.1578102111816, -74.1997604370117

Gear down: It's a stiff, relentless climb up Devil's Tombstone, some of the Catskills' toughest terrain

SLM003

Location: 42.1602897644043, -74.1892166137695

NW arm of Plateau Mtn.; rest after 1,000-ft. ascent with vistas of emerald-clad Blackhead Mtns.; head S

SLM004

Location: 42.1531867980957, -74.1866226196289

Hike SE along an evergreen-crammed ridge

SLM005

Location: 42.1466178894043, -74.1795654296875

Path climbs along Plateau Mtn.'s long spine; watch footing as trail narrows and steep gully drops off to SW

SLM006

Location: 42.1376419067383, -74.1743316650391

Plateau Mtn. (3,840 ft.); first views E through pines over sloping mountains into Hudson Valley

SLM007

Location: 42.1386680603027, -74.1724090576172

Hairy descent is a knee-knocker; tighten trekking poles and go slow

SLM008

Location: 42.1359786987305, -74.162109375

Straight @ 4-way with Mink Hollow Rd. Option: Go L to end hike @ Roaring Kill lot (.8 mi. spur/shuttle needed)

SLM009

Location: 42.1342582702637, -74.1586532592774

Follow red blazes of Devil's Path, switchback E up Sugarloaf Mtn.; gain 1,200 ft. in ½ mile up a ridiculously steep trail

SLM010

Location: 42.1313095092773, -74.1500625610352

Sugarloaf Mtn.: Hard climb pays off with long views to Indian Head Range, Hudson Valley, Cooper Lake, and arms of Ashokan Reservoir; retrace steps to car