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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.

Nice views from the Pine Cobble junction and Eph's Lookout. Street parking is plentiful along Massachusetts Ave, near the start.

birding
28 days ago

Such a fantastic track, great in any weather and awesome for any difficulty, it becomes increasingly more difficult as you reach the falls but not enough to where beginners cannot complete it. went during the winter and during the summer and the trail is trafficked enough to see without any trouble but you kind of have the freedom to explore the woods. Would absolutely recommend, if i had any complaint parking is it, its in a suburb so it can be weird to maneuver well

A walk in the park along a stream. Can't get too close to the falls, but nice anyhow. Good for kids.

Steep enough that you'd have to be a serious athlete to run the whole way up without slowing; a real challenge when going for time! Stairs, rocky, great views of Williamstown and North Adams. Certainly a local favorite!

Great trail, the views are worth the challenge!

everything I want in a hike as a 50 something semi-in-shape nature lover: babbling water, well marked but unpaved trail, beautiful scenery and doesn't take the whole day to complete. uphill, with rocks and roots but manageable for me. challenging but enjoyable and beautiful.

One of our families favorites!

Super Awesome

Beautiful falls.

Not one of the more scenic sections of the AT, but it's a good climb up to the VT border, with a challenging stretch about 2.5 miles up that's strewn with boulders and rocks. This is very steep, so the "Bad Weather trail" serves as a bypass when conditions are too wet and unsafe.

For those section hikers, the parking for this is at Greylock Community Club on Rt. 2, not where the trail directions take your GPS...that's private residences. Free water, but not parking.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice short hike...the cascade was beautiful.

Dan's post from 3 weeks ago is spot on. The only addition is to make sure you explore both sides of the summit as there are good views in both directions. Only passed 2 groups. 1 hr up-- 2:20 total round trip.

walking
8 months ago

Easy going, fairly steep slopes next to trail. Be cautious of loose stones, fairly tight when dry.

hiking
8 months ago

Parking is very limited at the end of Marion Ave with only several available spots. It is also located next to a private driveway so I highly recommend parking further down the street near the medium and walking to the entrance. Most of the hike to the waterfall is relatively easy, short and mostly flat. However, it gets more challenging at the very end with mud (after it rains), slippery rocks and a few steep hills. I would highly recommend wearing hiking boots (and bringing your camera) for this portion of the trail. The waterfall was beautiful, very photogenic and flowing nicely after all the recent rainfall. I liked that it wasn’t busy and is more of a hidden gem than other waterfalls in the area.

hiking
8 months ago

This was a nice rigorous hike. We went in late May so the flies were annoying, but really only at the top. There were a couple muddy spots at the beginning but none after that. It's a steady climb all the way up and the steepest part is right before you reach the peak. The trail was very well marked and maintained, and the views at the top were a great reward.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike. A little muddy and slippery today, but totally worth it!

9 months ago

This is a lovely trail with plenty to see and just challenging enough to feel it's more than a stroll. But not overly challenging. There is one place where the trail looks like you have to either jump rocks in the river or go high up on a river bank to continue on. Unfortunately it had been raining quite a lot, and I tripped on a branch and fell, so I didn't feel confident enough to do either. So we turned back and missed the waterfall. Hoping to come back again and give it another try.

hiking
9 months ago

Great Prelude to the Long Trail.Awesome views at the top!

Good views of Williamstown and North Adams from the top. Limited parking near the trail head.

Nice views. Pretty easy hike. 2.5 hours if you do the loop.

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