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Nice hike! Parking lot indicated works well. Leaves just fell on trail so it was a little tricky in spots, but overall pretty well blazed. Pine woods in the first mile is really nice as is the pond!

Took the clockwise loop up Midstate to Wapack... less steep. Couldn’t see a view from Nuttings Hill but the views from Watatic were very good. I was the only person on the peak when I arrived, 9:30 on a Wednesday, but the parking lot was filling up as I was leaving. Definitely one of the better views in Ma. Trails can be very confusing without a GPS. A few more signs at the various junctions would be helpful.

hiking
2 days ago

Awesome day! We did the whole trail 21.5 miles for the trail, but clocked 23 for the day. Took 13 hours (11 hrs of moving time). Tough day, but saw sun rise and sun set from the first and last peak.

mountain biking
3 days ago

Park in the AT/Jacobs Ladder lot on Route 8 & 20, then use the blue connector trail to avoid walking along the road to the AT. Beautiful rolling trail through the woods, fairly easy grades. LOTS of mud currently (mid-Oct). It was a wet day with low cloud; views of the lake were only available once we were right on top of it.

A great hike not too strenuous. Unfortunately, Greylock was socked in so we didn’t get to enjoy the views.

Great hike. A good, challenging trail. Gets steep quickly; it isn't long before you see beautiful wildlife and waterfalls. Keep going up to Mt. Everett where you can catch some good views.

So much fun!

Me and my dog loved the place !

trail running
13 days ago

Beautiful trail. It was moderately busy but it is to be expected at the start of a holiday weekend. Loved being surrounded by all the history.

I if you’re looking for fairly easy hike with some very pretty scenery, I would definitely recommend this trail.My favorite spots are the pond and some small waterfalls running from the damn. We were hoping for more exercise or I would have given it 5 stars.

Gorgeous, well marked

Did the Wapack trail on Saturday. Nice steep climb and beautiful views!

Great place for a walk or trail run

Beautiful hike and great for kids and families.

It was a nice trek while camping in copake falls

hiking
20 days ago

Well maintained and well marked trails. We spent several hours there and only got to a few of the trails. Moderately challenging hikes. Nice staff. Looking forward to going back. Minimal bugs right now despite the recent rains.

Perfect for what we needed - an easy hike with pretty foliage.

This is an awesome trail that will push you to your limits. There is multiple routes to explore that accommodate your level. Make sure to bring plenty of water.

I'd say the best of the trails we were on today (9/19/18) only one short section, maybe 1/4 mile, would I consider hard. the rest moderate. the clearing at the top had the best view by far.

Easy trail! love the company!!

Loved it!!

hiking
28 days ago

Great short hike from New York side. Impressive Falls.

Grew up hiking these trails with my family!!!

One of the best easy hikes around. Used to always do an out and back trail up Watatic, but I tried this a few weeks ago and again yesterday, and it was great! My hiking partners liked this loop better both times.

Working on the highest peaks in NE. This was a fun hike - only a couple of steep spots, but they're all very easy. I went north up Money Brook - neat waterfall along the trail. I recommend diverting from this route and going up the Mt. Prospect Trail - the views were incredible from Mt. Prospect!! Then connect back into the AT. Mt. Greylock views were beautiful, but crowded at the top since there's an auto road to the top too

hiking
1 month ago

I love the Blue Hills. As a Boston resident, the Skyline trail at BH provides a nice challenging alternative to driving the distance to NH for more challenging hikes. I disagree that this is a moderate hike because the terrain is very rocky, one needs to be prepared to climb and descend jagged stairs at regular intervals on this trail. I would recommend bringing a Gatorade (or similar drink) because depending on where you end your hike, you are walking 9 to 11miles. I also recommend an early start (especially during the warmer months of the year).

I completed this hike by myself in 5 hours (from Quincy to Trailside Museum off 138) and in 6 hours when accompanied by a friend who is fit but is not a hiker.

fun easy walk. bring your bug spray.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Not too challenging, but uphill for the first half mile or so. Trails are very well marked. Maps along the way. Some traffic.

Fail trail for biking
From Franklin 3.5 miles in path was only good for hiking where we were Met with a dump site awful. Turned around

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