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Did this in early March with plenty of snow and ice on the northern slopes. Stunning views of the basalt outcroppings and Easthampton beyond. Lots of history for those interested. The ghost of a ski mountain, a plane crash, and a botched horse cremation are just the beginning! Easy hike for the whole family, a waterbottle each. Steep at each end but mostly flat up along the ridge.

Super scenic! Easy reverse hike (downhill first). Pretty sure it’s only 1 mile total.

Great views in all directions, not too hard, fun to climb over rocks near the top.

Great trail....starts steep right off the bat. Have to cross the water a few times getting to the top. Great views of the upper falls. AT to Everett is steep but worth the hike. Ran / Hiked rt 41 to Everett and back in 2 1/2 hrs.

Very satisfying hike, though a bit crowded. Beautiful views at top.

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1 month ago

I enjoyed this hike. I started the hike just before dusk so I had to really step it out. The trail is generally well marked but down near the swamp there are a couple of ways to go. The way I went extended the hike a little longer but ended up rejoining the trail. I think the best part of the trail was the little extended portion that I did.

Pretty straight forward, crowded however in summer with a lot of of bathers in the falls! Fun for kids.

Fall trails conditions as in any NE area. Mixed wet day yesterday in area, planned a weather break day amidst the Berkshires & had one. As a first time, chose the Blue Indian Monument Inscription Trail. An old wagon trail ending proximate to the Red Summit Squaw Trail. An easy south shoulder to summit climb, gradual ascent. The Red & Yellow Hickey Trails meet at the Monument. The red then used scrape & ledge & rocks (some as steps) to Squaw Mountain, clearly blazed. Children & newbies should be watched - the cliffs are real, a 900 foot drop. My altimeter read 1615-1640 height. A couple of “Pulpit” rock formations adjoin the cliff face here, one the Devil’s Pulpit. The trustees allow no rock climbing here. Descent can be had by the Squaw Trail Red .5 mile which intersects the 1.6 mile Blue Monument trail up or down. The .8 mile Hickey Yellow Trail is correctly styled strenuous. In fall, leaves conceal rocks & pits. Yellow blazes are adequate. Taken downhill the trail is 2/3 sharp incline & rocky. Very attentive. Two bridges & views of the lower cliff rockfalls & some flatter slopes appeal. All (the Red via the blue north or south, the Yellow at the Monument) commence & end at the picnic & parking area. If time, a ride back via State 183 to the West show a rich valley romantic view of the massif along the Housatonic River. The northern water from Squaw Mountain is Agawam Brook Pond. The trail condition is good. Weather turns a risk at the summit. Pay to park or donation encouraged with solar powered ATM/Debit/Credit machines.

Great for beginners

It’s a great path you do want to get off it every now and then too see the beautiful views

Definitely not for a beginner. Beautiful views but some short steep hills. Watch for sand and leaves on the paved path. A bit like a rollercoaster ride for a bike!

A hidden gem of a trail!

Great hike with the kids.

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.

Always a great hike, in any season except in deep snow. Fab views from the top. Approx 1.5 hours to complete the loop. Dog friendly. Can be crowded on the weekends. Devil’s Pulpit is a short diversion near the top which affords less crowded views.

great walk. nice varied views. careful of high tide as entrance boardwalk may be submerged.

It was a nice trek while camping in copake falls

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2 months ago

Great short hike from New York side. Impressive Falls.

great hike with breathtaking views, I would definetely recommend squaw trail( red one) Not for kids under 10

A nice easy walk through forest and ancient white cedar swamp. Actually only one 1⃣ mosquito!

Love the water views between Falmouth and Woods Hole. The trail leading north from Falmouth is great too. You ride through a Cranberry bog and take in a few water views too. Will come back and ride this trail again.

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3 months ago

Was looking for something in this area to do a easy or moderate loop. Found this and didn't realize I had actually gone past it when doing another hike out at Alander Mtn. a while back. This is a busy area, a hike that is more for somebody looking for something to do on a weekend than say a hiker looking to do a section of the AT. Don't get me wrong, it's nice but don't look for solitude. After seeing many people starting their loop by going right, I went left to start and did clockwise. Only saw a few people till I got towards the top. Still, some people are just loud and can't just enjoy the mountain. Glad I found some areas to explore before reaching the congested top area. There is a section just off the Squaw trail that is called Devil's Pulpit. It's just a little side trail so take it if you can. It brings you to the cliff area, straight down if you slip but no worries. :) All in all, a decent hike but nothing too exciting till you get to the Squaw trail. There is the Indian loop trail which goes alongside the mountain under the Squaw, probably worth checking out but wasn't that interested to back track and find out. Last thing to note as I didn't notice when I pulled into the parking lot but I guess you need or will have to pay to park. I walked by a kiosk getting back to my car. I checked it out, doesn't look like it had been activated yet but just letting you know for future reference. When I parked and started up the trail, I didn't go by this and there isn't a sign anywhere that mentions paying at least not yet.

Awesome

Very nice hike but very challenging (my calves were soared the next 3 days). The falls are nice and the upper part past the falls sees a wonderful forest path along the river, a delight! The path to the Appalachian Trail to mount Everett is indeed rocky and steep (strenuous) and views are not really there (unless you got someone to put you on their shoulders :D). Make sure on the way back (close to the parking lot) to take on a a left and cross the river (I kept going straight lost in my thoughts and realized that there was houses that I did not see on the way in and I had to turn back...).
Took me about 2-2h30 to get to Mount Everett with a fairly good pace.

Only downside of this hike is that the peak has no view, they took down the fire tower. Very anticlimactic. Beginning and Middle are 5/5 tho

great trail, excellent for the kids. it was a hot day so the water felt great.

Very strenuous trail which made it incredibly rewarding. Parked on 41 and walked up to the falls which were really pretty. Kept gong past the campsite (very nice, with a privy, bear box and platforms) and up to the AT for our first time. The AT portion was even steeper and rockier than what came before - I was very grateful for my poles, especially on the way down. As others have said, no view from the top of Mt Everett, but you'll find a great lookout point about 2 minutes past the summit. No bugs at all when we were out, btw, which was a real bonus! This is not a hike for amateurs. Met some AT thru-hikers...AND an enormous angry rattlesnake on the way down!

Great views and the waterfall is breathe taking!

Couldn't find anything on AllTrails for section 5 only of the New England Trail/Metacomet Monadnock trail and was luckily able to record my trip with the Mt. Tom traverse section. I got off trail about a mile in. Had my head down I guess and kept going when I should have veered slightly left. You'll see around the 1 mile mark in my map where I went down and decided to come back instead of choosing a shorter route to get back on it. Still, my total distance said 5.6 miles. The sign for this section at the beginning said 5.7 miles total so I don't know if that is wrong or the AllTrails app. At this one mile mark, it goes down the hill and on top of loose stone, a section which you need to be sure where you're stepping and if you have any sort of walking issues, I suggest don't go down but keep going straight at the "Y" where you can go left and then left again which at this point is an old fire road I think. It is much easier and it will bring you to the MM trail once again. You can see the blue dotted line on my map. It's at the beginning of the Hellgate Trail and you could go up that back to the MM trail but you'd be missing a lot. There are some nice views from the cliffs you are walking across in this section. The trail as a whole is not that difficult. There are a few spots where you have to go up but nothing crazy. I suggest starting on the Rt. 202 trailhead entrance which is the southern end of this section. A nice day overall, sunny but not crazy hot. It'll take a few hours if you're just taking your time like I normally do. I am not out here to rush but instead enjoy the outdoors.

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