Mt. Washington Alander Mountain Trail is a 6.2 mile out and back trail located near South Egremont, MA that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
Trail was very easy to follow. Difficulty didn't start til about 1mi from the summit- views were absolutely breathtaking
Amazing views and foliage.
Such a good hike - came across a wolf and a rattlesnake on the hike and deer on the way in. The park rangers at the bottom were super friendly and gave me a map which was nice! Beautiful entrance to the hike and first half mile with wild flowers and a footbridge/brook. Steep ascent in a great way. Lots of rocks, almost feels like a consistent scramble more than a trail. The summit is long, pretty flat, and gorgeous.
This is a great short hike. I would say it is moderate and not hard. The payoff is great, tremendous. Fabulous views from the top well worth the effort. The trail is well marked except for the top where you have a variety of trails that peel of. Nice back country camping spot about a mile into the trail. Wold do this trail again. and again.
Hike itself was average and not much vertical climb. What made this four stars is the view from the top. Can see East, South, and West if you explore the summit a bit. Catskills, Taconics, Hudson Valley are all visible as well as sunrise/sunset.
This is a trail with some incredible views. Their is an area of steep climbing but it is well worth it. our trip was a 5.3 mile loop. Check out my full write up along with things to look out for.
Did a variation of this trail, a loop that connects with Ashley Hill trail at the campground. We checked out the campgrounds and there was still about 6-8 inches of snow. Hoping to go back soon for camping and more hiking.
very good hike. challanging