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South Sugarloaf Mountain, North Sugarloaf Mountain
South Deerfield, MA

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.

The Pocumtuck Ridge trail up South Sugarloaf

The Pocumtuck Ridge up South Sugarloaf, though short in length, is a challenging hike due to its steepness.

Having not reached the summit of North Sugarloaf in my previous hike, I decided to go back and hike both mountains again and see if there was anything else to see on North Sugarloaf. I also wanted to hike this entire section of the Pocumtuck Ridge trail, as the previous time I had bushwacked part of the way.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: South Sugarloaf Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: North Sugarloaf Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, December 2, 2006
Hike Commenced: 11:50 AM
Parking Elevation: 189'
Destination: South Sugarloaf
Ascent Commenced: 11:52 AM
Summit Reached: 12:00 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 225'
Summit Elevation: 652'
Vertical Gain: 427'
Destination: North Sugarloaf
Ascent Commenced: 12:03 PM
Summit Reached: 12:57 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 652'
Summit Elevation: 791'
Vertical Gain: 691'
Hike Ended: 1:55 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,455'



Pocumtuck Ridge trailhead


Looking south from South Sugarloaf Mountain


The Pocumtuck Ridge trail up North Sugarloaf


Looking northwest from near the summit of North Sugarloaf Mountain at Massaemett Mountain and Haystack Mountain




Directions to trailhead: The parking lot and trailhead for South Sugarloaf Mountain are located just off Route 116 in South Deerfield.

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