Sugarloaf Mountain is Open
Trash Free Park:
Stronghold will no longer provide trash receptacles throughout the park.
Please plan to pack out all trash when visiting the property.
Stronghold is requesting that visitors make a voluntary donation of $5 or more. Your donations provide needed funding for maintenance of property and facilities. Donations can be placed in the donation box located at the entrance to the park.
Stronghold will not permit roadside parking. Visitors should park in designated areas only. Any vehicles parked in no parking zones will be towed. Stronghold Inc. accepts no responsibility for damages to vehicles parked on the property. If your vehicle is towed, you can contact Dorsey’s Towing in Frederick Maryland at (301) 663-1540. Average cost is $325.
Park Hours and Other Information:
Park hours will be from 8 a.m. until sunset. The front gate will be closed one hour prior to sunset. Please be off the property by sunset. Any vehicles found on the property after sunset will be towed by Dorsey’s Towing. Sunset times can be found at: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/usa/washington-dc
All visitors are expected to practice social distancing and take responsibility for their own personal hygiene and protection. There are no handwashing facilities on the property. Bring your own hand sanitizer or wipes. Porta Johns are provided and maintained for the use of our visitors, please use them.
Sugarloaf Mountain is private property, owned and maintained by Stronghold Inc. Stronghold reserves the right to ask any visitor to vacate the property, if they are acting in any manner disrespectful of our policies or property.
to Stronghold on Sugarloaf Mountain
Stronghold, Incorporated is a non-profit corporation,
organized in 1946 by the late Gordon Strong. It owns and operates
the mountain property for the public's "enjoyment and education
in an appreciation of natural beauty."
Sugarloaf Mountain has been designated a Registered Natural Landmark
because of its geological interest and striking beauty. Stronghold
agreed to maintain its natural state, and your help in this regard
will be a most welcome contribution.
Funds for maintenance and improvement do not come from federal,
state, or municipal sources. They come from a modest trust fund,
from membership dues, and from gifts and bequests of folks like
you, who are interested in preserving this priceless heritage.
We wish you a pleasant stay and venture the thought that as you
stand and look out upon the lovely Monocacy Valley and the mountains
beyond, you will experience a moral and spiritual uplift. Gordon
Strong believed that "... those who appreciate natural beauty
will be better people, people who treat each other better."