Explore the most popular trails in Clarksburg State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

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4 days ago

This was an enjoyable hike and the views from the summit were beautiful on both sides. The trail is almost a non-stop ascent and is quite a workout. Tons of gnats were annoying but there were no mosquitoes in mid-Sept. The trail is very well marked.

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7 days ago

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14 days ago

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16 days ago

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rocky
22 days ago

Nice workout take left at class of ‘98 trail. If you take a right at AT to Pine Cobble you can make it a loop trail and get some nice vistas

Had to cut the hike short. Got to close to a black

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2 months ago

Great hike, fantastic views at the top.

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2 months ago

Quite steep for me, but nice view at the top.

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3 months ago

We hiked this at the end of May and found the trail wonderful. The beginning was very slightly muddy but dry for the most part. Azeleas, some star flowers, False lily of the valley, wild geraniums, cherry trees and the blueberries were blooming. We even saw a trillium. The path was flat in a few places but for the most part was a steady incline it was well marked until the summit. The views were spectacular. As noted by another reviewer, make sure to go to both sides to see both the views over Williamsburg and North Adams! Moderate hike.

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4 months ago

A well maintained and marked trail that was ok, nothing special. I continued on to the AT intersection to check out the access to the Long Trail.

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5 months ago

A steep climb but you are rewarded for the effort by the view. We ❤️ed it. It was a warm sunny 50degree day with snow on the ground. Reaching the summit was great we were even more excited to hike on thru the clarksburgh state forest to where the Appalachian trail crosses the Pine Cobble. Great day.

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7 months ago

Even more difficult with all the snow but it’s a huge thrill to accomplish the entire trail.

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8 months ago

Climbed to the top of Pine cobble in the early afternoon. The color was not spectacular, but a local woman told me later that this was the worst color season she has seen in the last 20 year. The trail is well marked, a little rocky, but definitely a nice hike to view both N Adams and Williamstown.

Great well marked trail. Just long and steep enough to feel like you accomplished a burger worthy hike. Cool features along the way including a throne, stainless steel dog bowls and lots of sticks. It would be nice if they added a hot tub at the summit.

Moderate is a fair tag. Mildly steep at certain points, relatively flat at others. Once you hit the "summit 0.8 miles" sign buckle up, it's going to feel a lot longer than that, with how steep it gets from that point on. Once you get to the top check out both sides of the summit, views of Williamstown on the right & North Adams on the left. A little over an hour to the top, even with stopping several times to catch a breather. Don't know where this trail got a "river" tag, no water in sight. Nothing worthy of note view-wise on the trek up/down, worth it for the summit though.

Walked up to trail head from Cosy Corner Motel by Hey 7 in Williamstown. Easy walking but not difficult to get off track. Lost GPS signal in places and recent clearance operations have removed trees with trail markers at Southern end of first section. Would invest in better map/GPS next time.

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11 months ago

most definitely rocky and uphill most of the way taking care not to slip going downhill

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Friday, September 14, 2018

The trail is nicely maintained and marked, and there are some very nice views at the top of the meadow as well as interesting trees and whatnot in the wooded areas. The recent rain made parts of the trail particularly wet for our outing today, but it was not terrible. There is ample parking (Williamstown Side on Mason Road), which is always a plus.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

When I went there wasn’t a river or stream so if you have a dog bring extra water..there are a couple dog bowls up there that was funny and useful

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Nice hike on a bluebird day in July with my two young daughters (9 and 7 years). Beautiful mountain meadow with great vista views of Taconic and Greylock ranges. Also Forrest hike includes a summit (no view from summit due to trees). Many maples, oaks and pines with fern ground cover. There are three different trails in the preserve and all three need not be done. (Niles, summit and Loop is what the signage says). There is also an entrance on Mass side at end of gravel road (Mason road) off rte 7.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Short but enjoyable. It was relatively steep for most of the hike, but it was dry so the footing was fine. The view at the top was pretty great too.

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Saturday, May 05, 2018

Some steep spots! Amazing view!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

This trail was relatively easy, only difficult because of the slush and mud which made it slippery but you'll have that with Spring arriving. The view at the top is well worth it, overlooking the valley with a few white pines surrounding you. Take time at the summit, it's beautiful.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Moderate ascent, decent vistas from the summit, although you can’t see particularly far.

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

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!

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