Sugarloaf Mountain in Clermont was a real challenge!
If you want to practice biking for an upcoming Ironman - the highest elevation in Central Fla. is here. Start on 561 (not 561a) and Sugarloaf Mountain Road. Make sure to have plenty of water, proper nutrition, good,motivating company and a spare tire.
At 312 feet, Sugarloaf is the highest point on the Florida peninsula. Located on the western shore of Lake Apopka, Sugarloaf affords the vantage point of incredible views of the lake and surrounding valley.
Start (or end) in Apopka, FL which is a few miles northwest of Orlando. From there head northwest on US 441 and look for when it meets County Road (CR) 448 and take a left (head west) on CR 448. Take 448 until it runs into CR 561 and take a left (head south) all the way till it intersects with CR 455 at Howey Height. Take a left (head ea…