The Appalachian Trail
A popular day-hike in Shenandoah National Park is Sugarloaf Loop. It is located in Shenandoah’s northern district and starts next to Skyline Drive and follows the Appalachian Trail for a brief stretch before turning off onto the Sugarloaf Trail. Along the way, you’ll pass a wide variety of flora, fauna, and geographical features. At mile 3.3, tackle a moderately challenging 1-mile, 500-foot ascent of Hogback Mountain. You will find expansive views of Shenandoah at the top, as well as the opportunity to catch views from the top of a hang gliding launch site.
Be very carful, the residents of the trail can be testy! And we want you back, the way we brought you!