Great Sugar Loaf

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This has got to be one of the lowest mountains on the site - but still has amazing views from the summit. A quartzite cone (hence the name) standing some difference from its neighbours.Visible from Dublin City and a pleasant hike for a day it is a most recognizable shape. The summit is often windy but the views of the main mountain range,thesea and the city of Dublin are well worth it.

Elevation (feet): 1,650
Elevation (meters): 503
Continent: Europe
Country: Ireland
Range/Region: Ireland
Latitude: 53.154101
Longitude: -6.15
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Dublin
Convenient Center: Dublin

Thanks to Dave Deighan and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Great Sugar Loaf.

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  • Log #20398 - by Robert Bailey on Sep 27, 2006
    Easy walk/clamber for all ages; allow one hour for ascent and return Ensure you have a clear day as Sugarloaf can easily/quickly get enveloped in mist Great views of Powerscourt and Dublin City to...
  • Log #16910 - by Erling Juul on May 13, 2002
    We flew in from Oslo saturday morning, rented a car at Dublin airport, visited Powerscourt and set out to climb Great Sugar Loaf Mountain which looks very nice from the garden in Powerscourt. We...