A beautiful place to view fall foliage, Clarksburg State Park offers 368 acres of abundant and unspoiled northern hardwood forest with breathtaking views of the Hoosac Range, Mount Greylock and the Green Mountains. Mauserts Pond has a landscaped day-use area featuring picnicking, and a pavilion area. The pond is surrounded by 9.5 miles of foot trails along which visitors may observe a variety of wildlife, and perhaps a moose. The 3 mile Pond Loop Trail is popular with birdwatchers, and the very easy Shoreline Trail has beautiful water views. 45 well-spaced and wooded campsites are located near the lake, featuring a modern comfort station with showers. NOTE: Customers looking to boat or swim in Mauserts Pond should be aware the surface of the pond does show evidence of weeds. For more information regarding DCR's Lakes and Ponds program, please visit the DCR Lakes and Ponds webpage.
A nice short hike. Never super busy (no parking). I tend to go there and take a book with me to relax at the waterfall. The water is really cold but try wading over to the base of the falls. There are some rocks on the side to sit on. My dog loves splashing around and playing fetch. Very easy trail.
steep at parts, but good hike.
Accurate rating of moderate difficulty, it was a steady incline the whole way up. I'd call it high-moderate for the steady incline. Trails were extremely well kept and marked all the way up. That is until the peak, there's a sign to stay on trail but then the path at the top to the summit isn't marked anymore. There are a few spots to check out the beautiful views. Great day hike, worth coming back in the fall for the foliage.
Parking was a bit tough, small area but fortunately people were leaving and a couple of spots opened up. Just something to keep in mind.
great quick hike with moderate climb. mostly uphill for the entirety. views of Williams view and the range behind it were spectacular. other side of the peak give limited views of North Adams and surrounds. We did it in spring with light foliage. rRecommended. 3 hrs overall.
Sarah W. on The Cascades Trail
This is a nice little trail, it's marked wrong on this site, it starts at the end of Marion Avenue, there is barely a parking area and starts basically in someone's back yard, either way if you find it its a beautiful easy out and back trail along the water and the waterfall at the end was gorgeous, saw lots of dogs, I'm not from the area but I bet it's a pretty active swimming hole in the summer time for locals