Backpacking Trip: Hood Mountain to Sugarloaf

Jul 31st, 2020

Description: Summit one of the hardest peaks in the area and connect two local favorite parks.

Vehicle Logistics: Drop off a vehicle at Sugar Loaf State Park or Hood Mountain Regional Park. You can setup this trip as a shuttle or out and back.

Water: Creek water might be available at Azalea Creek Camp. Be prepared to carry most of your water for the whole trip.


Day 1: Hood Mountain Pythian Entrance – Azalea Camp

Mileage / Elevation: 6.3 miles / 1950’ gain

Maps: Hood Mountain

Camp: Azalea Camp. Primitive hike in site, reservation required, $20 per night.

Day 2: Azalea Creek Camp – Sugarloaf Camp

Mileage / Elevation: 8.7 miles / 1000’ gain

Maps: Sugarloaf Map, Hood Mountain Park Map

Camp: Sugarloaf Campground.  Car camping sites, reservation and first come first served.

OuterSpatial Mobile Map: Coming Soon

Total: 15 miles, 2950’ elevation gain


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