Great short hike! Not as steep as I would have expected. Took about 1.5 hrs round trip with 15 minutes at the top, and parking at the rail trail parking in Cheshire. No parking at trailhead. Return to Cheshire by AT North- white blazes, trail has a few turns so keep an eye for blazes. Views were awesome at the top!

Short, steep trail leading to fantastic views to the north, west and south.

hiking
7 months ago

Parking area is on Notch Rd.

hiking
8 months ago

Good

Google maps via this app brings you to the end of Furnace Hill Road, a residential area with no parking sides on both sides of the street. Can someone please post where the parking is for this hike?

when you get to the red arrows pointing back the way you came, follow them backward and around to the left away from the AT for about 100 ft.

hiking
10 months ago

Gorgeous view and perfect workout

The scenery was beautiful. The hike was very pleasant. Will do it again for sure. Had a awesome picnic on the top of the cobble looking out at Cheshire Lake.

Great views. Got lost on the way up. Follow single white markers not the double when you come to the fork.

Beautiful hike with amazing views

Cold, short hike. Steep incline but overall easy hike. The view is spectacular.

One of the top 5 most beautiful trails in the Berkshires. Rolling streams, pine trees and a small pond.

Accessed via the AT. Absolutely beautiful views. Greylock is visible in the distance on a clear day.

hiking
2 years ago

just hiked this trail for the first time. The view was so awesome. Plan to do.it again soo.

Please disregard the overview as it is completely incorrect. Due to where you have to park in Chesire the length is closer to 8.3 miles, the elevation gain is about 1250' and it is NOT suitable for all skill levels, in fact it is listed as difficult or moderate to strenuous in all guides. I personally rate it in the moderate or intermediate level.
Other than that it is a beautiful hike with 2 major attractions being, The Cobbles, which offers a wonderful view of the Mount Greylock range and the Hoosac Valley, and then Gore Pond, a fantastic wetlands area that if you meander around for a while you're sure to find frogs, salamanders, snakes, turtles and an assortment of other water loving creatures.
Have traveled this section of the AT twice. The first time went through quickly just over 4 hours and the second time took some time to observe and admire more of what the trail had to offer and took a meandering 6 hours.