Looking for a great trail in Mount Everett State Reservation, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Mount Everett State Reservation ranging from 4.1 to 7.3 miles and from 685 to 2,608 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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In the extreme southwest corner of Massachusetts is a cluster of parks noted for their spectacular scenery and stunning views. They surround "The Dome" of Mount Everett in this 1,356 acre state reservation. Seasonal road access and parking is available to the Guilder Pond day-use area. From thereon a 0.75 mile path leads to the top of Mount Everett. At the 2,624-foot elev. summit, amidst an unusual dwarf pitch pine-scrub oak forest, is a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. Informal picnicking is available at Guilder Pond which features a spectacular display of blooming mountain laurel and azalea in the spring. Hike the Appalachian Trail as it winds its way along the ridgeline and through Sage's Ravine, or from the MA Rte. 41 trailhead, try the Race Brook Trail as it climbs beside a tumbling and falling brook.

This was a great hike and a good workout.. started off steep right from the beginning. Hike this the third week in January and towards the summit it was extremely icy.. would highly recommend crampons.

Did this today Jan 18. Very Icy and snow on top of Everett. About four inches. Didn’t go to Race but a tough and challenging hike none the less. Note to self: this time of year bring crampons.

Beautiful trail. I did not get to go past the falls but will definitely be back to finish.

I may have chosen the wrong day to explore this trail - it was snowing so it was difficult to find the trail markers. That said, it is a fun trail covering rock ridges and bonzai conifers to wonderful brooks, deep forest and a lovely (albeit private) lake. This is a good trail for folks learning orienteering. I was deeply appreciative of the guidance provided by a previous hiker - I would have been really lost (in the snow) without his hints to stay to the right of the brook!

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.

Enjoyed this hike. It's along the brook, criss-crossing a few times, at the beginning. The falls are spectacular. Not overly hard, but some pretty steep spots. We chose to take a left at the Appalation Trail to Mt. Race for the view rather than right to Mt. Everett because we read there is not much of a view, but a more challenging hike.

Would like to do this one again. It was cold and windy at the top of Mt Race, with no real "lookout" point, but some pretty nice views nonetheless. We did lose the trail at the bottom on the way back and had to backtrack a little, but overall it was well marked.

I’m a noob to the AT, but this was the most difficult hike I’ve ever done! If this is “easy” I don’t want to know what a more challenging hike is like. It was beautiful - but tough.

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.

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

on Race Mountain Loop

5 months ago

great hike! I did the steep side first, which made for a nice, long easy walk down the ridge and around by the pond. took me 2.5 hours to complete at a leisurely pace.

some things to note: there's some poison ivy near the pond so make sure to wear pants or at least shower soon after. the pond may be private property belonging to the y camp high rock, but you only cross private property for a short bit along the pond. lastly, it's easy to go the wrong way at the beginning of the pond, make sure you stay to the right of the Brook so you hit the right side of the pond! have fun!

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!

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful scenery, worth the climb to stand on top of Race Mountain to be treated to a breathtaking panoramic view. Very buggy. Met friendly hikers. Hiking poles a big help.

Beautiful trail! I followed it to the falls, the summit, and the continued down the AT to a pond, where I was completely alone to enjoy the water.

This was a good hike - strenuous for us. The climb starts almost immediately after the trail split, about a 1/4 mile in. Markers on tree per light blue. Lots of rocky ground and ground with exposed roots. Part of trail to lower falls is through a creek bed with lots of large rocks. Trail might be muddy after a rain. We did not go beyond upper falls after visiting lower falls. Total trip for us was 3 miles in about 2 hours.

Great hike. Not quite “easy” as the trail rating suggests.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

I hiked this route yesterday morning starting at 7:30 am. The sun rising, and not another soul in the woods. The snow gives the forest a whole new look. I loved the trail!. The minimal snow depth made micro spikes a serious challenge when on a slope, and they made rock contact. I had several close calls. I can't wait for Spring so I can bring my wife!

Beautiful waterfalls!!! Stunning views from the Ridgeline!!!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Loved this hike,challenging but worth it.

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Friday, November 03, 2017

Race Brook Falls is a steep and strenuous trail but it’s well worth it. You’ll find yourself taking detours to observe the water cascading down over the rocks.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Turned left at the AT to Mt Race. Beautiful view.

hiking
Saturday, September 09, 2017

Great work out and great views!

backpacking
Friday, September 01, 2017

Beautiful Section of Trail.

hiking
Monday, August 21, 2017

Good trail, skipped the lower falls trail and went left to upper falls. Immediately, the incline begins and is a fairly challenging grade in a short(ish) distance. It's about two miles to the AT - not many views other than the waterfall. Hiked to Mt Everett (AT north) and to what use to be the location for the fire lookout. The tower is no longer there and the peak really doesn't allow for much viewing. If you continue north about another two mins, there's a nice rock ledge lookout that offers a nice view. If you're setting out in search of beautiful landscape views, this isn't the trail for that. But if you love waterfalls and a good climb, this was perfect.

Good elevation for 10 year old to make to the top, good view.

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Great hike, I would skip the lower falls trail as well. Challenging rock scrambles and summit had OK views.

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

I suggest taking the "upper falls route" to the AT because it has better markings on the trees. Well worth the hike, it was fabulous! My Garmin tracked 6.65 miles.

camping
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

What a great Trail! Stayed the night

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Next day did upper mountain hike. Much more difficult. Worth it. Beautiful falls. Next time AT & Mt Race.

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