Late Summer Hike on Sugarloaf Mountain

Whew, where did the weekend go? After 2 weekends in a row out of town, Greg and I decided we wanted to lay low and stay local. So, we did just that. We took care of chores, errands, a massive pile of laundry, and yardwork, but also managed to fit in some fun stuff like a trip to Tyson’s Corner mall to pick out new Warby Parker sunglasses for me. Not to mention, we finally bit the bullet and purchased bikes! Those are expected to arrive in the store later this weekend fully assembled and ready for us to enjoy. I can’t wait to get outside and bike around town during the Fall.

Sugarloaf Mountain Hike

Speaking of getting outside, we’re lucky to live less than an hour away from some great hikes and trails. Sugarloaf Mountain is a short, 55-minute car ride from our home in Arlington, VA and a great place to get in some fresh air. I had done this hike 2 years ago with a good friend, so I thought I knew where I was going. Ha! This time around, Greg and I ended up driving to where Google Maps told us to, then headed off on the nearest trail, hoping it would lead us somewhere with good views.

Ace did a phenomenal job on the hike. He lead the way up across the rocky trails and up flights of stairs, never missing a beat.

Thankfully, we took the right trail and it lead us to the views we were hoping for.

It was a bit crowded once we reached the top, but the views made it all worth it.

Family shot! We are all quite pleased to have gotten the uphill hiking out of the way.

We finished up the hike by mid-afternoon and made the quick trip back to the city. I’ll definitely be back to Sugarloaf Mountain later this year when the leaves start changing colors and there are pumpkin patches and apple orchards to stop into on the way.