Rutherford County Highpoint Trip Report

Sugarloaf Mtn (3,965 ft)

Date: March 20, 1999
Author: Ron Tagliapietra

Take I-26 to US 64 at Hendersonville but exit east (exit 18A) for Bat Cave. Drive 7 miles to Edneyville and turn right at Gilliam Mountain Road (before the post office and Eastern Continental Divide). Take this road to a stop sign where the road to the left is signed as Sugarloaf Mountain Road. Follow this road maybe three miles through Mills Gap to the end of the pavement. Bear left and drive several more miles to gate at 3,920 feet.

Park so as not to block road (difficult) and walk road a half-mile to the summit. FAA installation fence encloses a white rocket-ship look alike but BM Sugarload (1975) is just outside the fence on side where the road reaches the installation.

A rock farther up the along the fence is about the same height as the ground inside.