Sugar Loaf47 Votes
- Address: Glen Ln, Winona, MN 55987, USA, United States
- Tags: Geological Formation, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Get the most distinguished views of the Minnesota city when you reach Sugar Loaf, the rock pinnacle. The bluff that this place is, it sits on the Mississippi River. Because of the sheer recreational element and being the source of entertainment, this place has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. For many a decade, this place has acted as quite a landmark for the travellers and tradesmen alike. The place towers 500 feet above the lake Winona and the pinnacle is further 85 feet above the bluff.
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Sugar Loaf Reviews & Ratings
Good small hiking trail. At spots it's a little narrow if you don't like hights. It's actually a longer trail than we thought. The main trail does have 2 other trails that come of of it. Good view of Winona at the top.
Great, short hike. We took a family reunion group up the "mountain". It took about 20 minutes to hike up to the base of the rock formation. It was an easy hike.
The new path up is nice but still has a single track section. The entrance is easier to access as well.
I hiked this in the rain, for future reference... Nobody should hike this in the rain, it isn't properly set up to prevent erosion, so this trail is subjected to greater erosion during wet/muddy periods.... Having said that the trail was absolutely beautiful and if you get a chance to hike it, don't miss it. The structure on top is beautiful as well as the sandstone beneath it.
The routes are very beginner friendly, but the rock is pretty chaussy(sp?) I hope it's around for a long time. We tried to figure out how to get to the top but couldn't find any bolts leading up to the top chains. Perhaps a clip stick would do the trick