A clear, cold river cascades through Mohawk Trail State Forest along a rocky streambed. One of the most scenic woodland areas in Massachusetts, the state forest offers visitors a taste of real wilderness in a rustic setting. Over 6,000 acres of mountain ridges, deep gorges and tall old-growth trees support a diversity of plant and animal life. 56 wooded campsites are available seasonally, and six overnight log cabins are available year-round. Discover miles of rivers and streams for excellent trout fishing, a swimming area, and a day-use picnic area. The state forest is located along and named for the Mohawk Trail a historic Native American foot path that connected the Connecticut and Hudson River Valleys. Sections of this route are open for hiking today as the Mahican-Mohawk Trail.

Super steeply graded, miserable going up and treacherous going down with steep drop offs, fell multiple times. Don’t attempt when wet or after rain.

Nice hike, mostly forested with a meadow area and a mountain lookout.

Lots of ticks

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Long up hill and long downhill.... The kids and dog did not like the uphill too much...

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017