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South 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 near the summit
The Pocumtuck Ridge Trail near the summit

Route: Bushwhack, Pocumtuck Ridge Trail, auto road, Pocumtuck Ridge Trail

Trails were dry and in good shape. Route 116 trailhead is at far left of pulloff. Missed this on the way up and ended up bushwhacking up a steep embankment instead.

Good foliage colors still.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, October 18, 2013
Parking Elevation: 160'
Destination: South Sugarloaf Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:15
Trailhead Elevation: 160'
Summit Elevation: 652'
Vertical Gain: 552'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:28
Hike Vertical Gain: 570'


The eastern Pocumtuck Ridge Trail trailhead off Route 116
The eastern Pocumtuck Ridge Trail trailhead off Route 116

Looking southeast over the Connecticut River from South Sugarloaf - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast over the Connecticut River from South Sugarloaf

Topographic map of South Sugarloaf Mountain


Directions to trailhead: The parking lot and trailhead for South Sugarloaf Mountain are located just off Route 116 in South Deerfield. An alternate place to park and start a hike is the rest area east of there.

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