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Let's walk the Sugarloaf Trail in Carolina Beach State Park! 


Sierra Club is hosting this hike on Saturday Nov. 12, 2022, from 1 - 3pm.   


We'll be escorted by Park Ranger Jesse Anderson, so relax and enjoy being guided along this beautiful trail.  Ranger Anderson will discuss the forest/marsh environment, as well as remark on the earliest occupants, the Cape Fear Indians.  Journey through a coastal evergreen forest, coastal fringe sandhill forest, tidal cypress-gum swamp and longleaf pine savanna on your way to the Sugarloaf Dune, a prominent precolonial geological feature.  


  This hike will take about an hour and a half to two hours to complete at a recreational pace.  Participants should wear good hiking shoes and be able to handle uneven terrain over 3 miles at a steady pace.  Bring a hat, long pants and a jacket as needed, as well as water, insect repellant and a compostable bag in case we find litter along the trail.  This is a family friendly event and children are welcome.  All participants are required to sign a liability waiver.


   Park at the marina area of Carolina Beach State Park at the end of State Park Road.    We will meet at the trailhead near the boat ramp at about 12:45 pm to sign the liability forms.


Come for refreshments afterwards at Good Hops Brewery:  811 Harper Road, Carolina Beach.

Address of Carolina Beach State Park:

  1010 State Park Road,

Carolina Beach




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