Quick Custom Trip Creator
Road Trip Radar


Add a New Route



The Sugarloaf Mountain Ride

Average rating:
This road has been rated by 4 visitors
 
Author Info
This road trip was originally submitted by west palm girl on January 15, 2010

Trip Length: 46 miles


From The Author

Scenery You'll See
With its winding curves and hilly undulating landscape the Sugarloaf Mountain Ride is a great drive for anyone looking for a change from Florida's level terrain. A regular drive northbound on Florida state road 441 may turn out to be an unforgettable road trip once you distance yourself from the city traffic and get to Lake Apopka. The scenery becomes more wooded and sparsely populated on the northern side of the lake but the best part of the drive is on the western side of the lake, along Old Country Road 561. Together with Old Country Road 455, this road makes a nice loop around Sugarloaf Mountain, complete with numerous twists and turns and rather steep inclines. After passing the town of Howey Height, you'll find yourself steadily coming up on Sugarloaf Mountain, atop of which you can enjoy the view of Lake Apopka and the Orlando skyline on the distant horizon. This trip will also take you by the Lake Apopka Restoration Area. For more pictures on this route see a web page by the contributor.
Towns/Cities You'll Pass By/Through
The biggest towns along this route are the start and end points: Apopka is the start point and the larger Ocoee/Pine Hills is the end point. There are also some little towns that you'll be passing through along the way. Depending on how many detours you end up venturing down on this road trip, you'll find some interesting pavement - or lack thereof. The main road is very well maintained, however there are several spurs that decrease in quality and wind up dead ending or turning to sand. There's hardly any traffic around the mountain, which gives you a lot of freedom to enjoy all the fun twists and curves!
Attractions & Points-of-Interests Along the Way
Since this road trip is more of a country drive, there are not very many stops along the path. Once you get to the top of the mountain to enjoy the view, you'll find a house with a water cooler near the road providing free refreshments.
Camping & Hiking  Hilly or Curvy  Water Scenery  Wildlife Viewing 

From Contributors Like You

Ratings & Reviews

Add Your Own Ratings & Reviews

Reviewed by Guest on June 21, 2017
(0 out of 0 members found this review useful.)
Comments: [url=http://dwerdereose.com]dwerdereose[/url]
0nltvz7hrasvftc1wm
Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Reviewed by Guest on June 18, 2017
(0 out of 0 members found this review useful.)
Comments: nciyqzllkp9wwip60u
Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Reviewed by Guest on March 16, 2010
(0 out of 0 members found this review useful.)
Comments: Breathtaking Vistas any time of year. Be careful to share the road with numerous bicyclists especially on the weekends. Remember to bring your camera. Early morning ride best during hot summer months.
Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Reviewed by Guest on March 16, 2010
(0 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Comments: What a beautiful ride. The view of Lake Apopka is amazing. Worth the trip for anyone that loves to see the beauty of God's creation. Highly recommended.
Was this review helpful? Yes | No
 

Visitors who liked this road trip also liked:

Walden Loop (100%)
St Augustine to Guana River State Park Along A1A (20%)
Road Trip to Mount Rainer (3%)
No recommendations yet.Indian River Lagoon - Short Loop (2%)


Filed under
Road Trip Info > Road Trip Routes > Florida




 
 

The Best Scenic Drives

See a list of the most popular scenic drives & road trips in the US.
Click here

This Month's Top Trippers

See a listing showing just who has added the most road trip information for this month.
Click here

Classic "Road Games"

Check out some of these classic "car games" ... help you and the kids enjoy the ride!
Click here

Traveling With Pets???

When traveling with furry friends, you need to keep these tips in mind....
Click here

Press Release #1

Just in time to help you with your summer travel planning - welcome to the new BestRoadTripPlanner.com!
Click here
 
 
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming