Maine, United States
Sugarloaf Mountain is a mountain located in Franklin County, Maine. It is the second highest mountain in the state, after Mount Katahdin. Sugarloaf is flanked to the south by Spaulding Mountain.
The northeast and west sides of Sugarloaf drain into the South Branch of the Carrabassett River, which flows into the Kennebec River, and into the Gulf of Maine.
The southeast side of Sugarloaf drains into Rapid Stream, thence into the West Branch of the Carrabassett River.
The Appalachian Trail (AT), a 2,170-mile (3,500 km) National Scenic Trail from Georgia to Maine, passes within a mile of the summit, skirting the peak to the west, and the summit is reached by a 0.6 mile (1 km) side trail. This side trail, and a trail down the east side of Sugarloaf, was originally part of the AT, which has been relocated down the north side of the mountain to the west of the ski slopes. Sugarloaf, a major ski resort is located on the north side of the mountain.