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Sugarloaf Mountain
A rounded mountain with brown, mostly bare trees covering most of it, seen from slightly higher than its summit some distance away. A large body of water is behind it.
Sugarloaf from the Breakneck Bypass Trail
Highest point
Elevation 900 ft (270 m)
Prominence 300 ft (91 m)
Isolation 0.7 mi (1.1 km)
Parent peak Breakneck Ridge
Geography
Parent range Hudson Highlands
Topo map West Point
Climbing
Easiest route Trail
Access Public

Sugarloaf Mountain is a 900-foot (270 m) peak located in the town of Fishkill near the Hudson River and Breakneck Ridge. One of several similarly named mountains in the U.S. state of New York, it is part of the Hudson Highlands, located entirely within Hudson Highlands State Park.

It can be climbed via the Wilkinson Memorial Trail, which has its western trailhead a mile (1.6 km) from the summit on New York State Route 9D along the Hudson River, opposite the Breakneck Ridge station on Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line. The trail climbs gently at first but then steeply as it approaches the summit plateau. At either end there are panoramic views over the river's Newburgh Bay, surrounding mountains and nearby communities.

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