Great Sugar Loaf

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)

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.

Thanks to Dave Deighan for this description.


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...