Sugarloaf Mountain is a 4,250 foot mountain in the Maine's Northwestern Mountains Region in Carrabassett Valley, Maine in Franklin County. It is the 3rd highest peak in the state of Maine after Katahdin Baxter Peak, and Katahdin Hamlin Peak. The Appalachian Trail (which spans from Maine to Georgia) passes within a mile of Sugarloaf's summit.
Sugarloaf Mountain is more commonly known for the popular ski resort which is on the North side of the mountain.
There are two options for hiking up Sugarloaf Mountain: Hiking up the Appalachian Trail and crossing over to the Sugarloaf Trail, or you can hike up the ski trails (provided it is not ski season.)