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

Did this loop with my small dog as an overnight trip, starting with the AT (south) to Mount Prospect, then staying at the Sperry Road campground. Completed the second half including Mount Greylock the next day. Unfortunately there were no views from Greylock due to the very foggy, misty weather, although it did make for a pretty quiet hike. Was definitely made more difficult by having an overnight pack, but I can see this being doable in one day without the pack as long as you begin early and are in really good shape. The trail was well marked the entire way, especially the AT sections.

Amazing view , great easy hike for young families to still enjoy a great view.

Been here love it. Thanks for the app.

A great trail, absolutely worth it. Be careful on the ascent about 1.5 miles in. It is absolutely treacherous in wet conditions due to copious green moss.

Great hike, with one minor (?) problem when I followed this trail map this past Saturday. At the 1968 elevation (Money Brook Trail) the map appears to show a sharp turn to the left proceeding upward. At first, I searched for this non-existent V turn. I actually started climbing up the steep incline thinking I'd run into it. In reality, I had to backtrack on the -same- trail section (after viewing the magnificent waterfall) by about 30 or so feet, where a trail marker (not previously noticed) indicated a left turn to proceed. All in all I really loved this hike! I went back on Sunday and did the Mt. Prospect to Greylock hike, also a winner..

This is a moderate loop that takes you over the largest peak in Massachusetts. It includes a Leanto 4 miles from the end for an overnight but this is doable in one day. Recommend starting early in the AM as we didn’t get to camp until about 5pm. Not much for wildlife other than small critters. Fire wood is available in season for leanto sight (not at the one we used). I recommend going in reverse and staying at the Wilbur Clearing leanto. There are serveral fresh water sources as well. This was a great hike and the trails are amazing as well as beautiful waterfall, one of which was right next to our campsite.

2 Guys and a Dog

Made it to where the AT splits off before having to turn back because of time. Beautiful ridgeline during the ascent, and great views to the west once the climb is over. A bit of ice in the steeper sections but nothing microspikes couldn't handle. Lot at the AT trailhead holds about ten cars.

Two words: stunning view! ...but boring gravel road. If you like running on a gravel roads and magnificent views, this is for you :)

Started out from the trailhead on Patterson Road, the AT goes steeply up for the first mile or so, then moderates as you go higher on the ridge. Mt prospect trail deviates to the right passing a couple of beautiful open spots where the views toward the Taconics and Williamstown open up.There is a large Cairn at the summit, then the trail starts to drop down. You do get views of the Greylock summit in the distance. We went on a cold day and it was brisk along the ridge as the air speeds up as it goes over the mountain, but the views were beautiful and very different from most hikes on Greylock that offer views toward the Adams side mostly. We were out about 3 hours which makes a nice half-day hike.

Great fall hike!

The views from Mt. Williams, Mt. Greylock, and Stony Ledge were amazing! The hike took us longer to complete than I expected which led us hiking the last bit after Stony Ledge in the dark. I would normally be miffed at this, but thankfully there is very little light pollution in the area letting us have an amazing view of the stars once we left the woods all the way to the parking lot.

Bring plenty of water, and the lodge at the top of Greylock has a tap for hikers if you're needing to refill. We didn't really come across other hikers until Mt. Fitch and Greylock. Can't wait to do it again!

Overall this is a good hike. The trails are easy to follow starting from Money Brook and working your way to the AT then to Greylock. Not much traffic but I also started early. The view from the top is incredible, but saturated with tourists which I do not care for. Also, the restaurant in the lodge at the top of Mt. Greylock is overpriced and the food was terrible, also don't serve beer until 4 pm on Sundays(?). Anyway, hiked hopper back to the parking lot which was easy to follow and all downhill. Definitely bring plenty of water and snacks as this will be a long hike. Trails could be better maintained but overall pretty good!

Large parking area at the end of Hopper Rd. Go past the gate and continue onto the Money Brook Trail. You can take the trail all the way until it hooks up with the Appalachian Trail and then take the AT over Greylock, but we cut it just a bit short and took the Old Summit Trail towards the end of the Money Brook Trail to where it connects with the AT to shave off the climb of an additional mountain. Connect back up with the Hopper Trail on the way down Greylock to complete the loop. About 10 miles if you take the Old Summit shortcut. Very physical trail and very challenging for most of it, but a great hike with a gorgeous view at the top (if you can dodge everyone that simply drove up :) )

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This is not a hike to take if you're looking for something challenging (hence my categorizing our activity as "walking" vs. "hiking") -- but the view is unbeatable! In essence, you are traveling along a well-maintained dirt road until you reach the lookout point. We took a "detour" and hiked the March Cataract Fall trail (steep, narrow, and tricky in a few spots, but well worth it). All in all, a beautiful day for our family.

I parked at the Money Brook trailhead on Notch Rd., about three road miles down the mountain from the summit turnoff to Mt. Greylock. I passed on the falls and continued on Money Brook to Hopper then Sperry Rd. and back on Hopper to Mt. Greylock. It's probably about 5 - 6 miles. From the top of Greylock I looped back to where I was parked using the AT north, about 3 - 3.5 miles. I started at 8 am and got back to where I was parked at 2:45 pm, stops for lunch and two rest breaks totaled about 45 - 60 minutes. This is a challenging hike, due mostly to Money Brook. My time was about 45 - 50 minutes per mile, much higher than the day before when I hiked the Jones Nose, CCC Dynamite loop plus extra, at about 35 - 40 minutes per mile. The Money Brook trail is a long incline, gradual and sometimes pretty steep. In places I'd go 50 - 70 paces and stop, stand to rest ten seconds and then continue. Real pretty though. Nice flowers in bloom, and beautiful weather. Coming back from Mt. Greylock the AT north is downhill to level and rocky. Two thoughts: I like to bring and use my compass with the trail map. Also, tree roots, rocks and whatnot are part of the deal, be careful, start in the am, and take your time chuggling along. Have fun!

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

We headed out from the Notch parking lot which has ample parking. We were the only car! The trailhead starts right from the top of the lot.

A very underused trail on the first mile with wet muddy portions (we've had extended rain lately) and a lot of downed trees. Normally that would not be a problem but we were pack carrying a toddler and an infant so height restrictions were in play.

At the 1.5 mark a crashed airplane wing is on the left side of the trail during the ascent. Continue another .3 up to see the full wreckage of the aircraft fatality. Pay some respect as you see it only 30 feet off the trail on the left side as you ascend.

Another .3 up the trail with very steep portions you intersect the AT in a beautiful wooded junction.

We headed back the same route instead of summiting Greylock due to two cranky kids.

Portions muddy and some steep climbs, but a very practical and pretty trail with some sobering history along the edges.

I would do this trail again when the kids are older.

on a historical note:. the aircraft is N540W and crashed in 1967. It is a Piper, not a Cessna as incorrectly stated in a recent article. There were two fatalities.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Marked well, nice hike to the summit.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

I give this trail 5 stars because it was such a peaceful hike. I saw NO ONE until the AT. I
I hiked the loop and the fall foliage was so amazing that in the sunshine, it felt like I was walking through a painting.
I would not rate this trail as even remotely hard however. It was quite a nice walk over a small mountain.

The trail marked on here is COMPLETELY different than in real life. NEVER TRUST THIS APP!

Absolutely TERRIBLE. I would have been better off without this stupid app. Never been so lost in the woods before. NEVER TRUST THIS APP!

Love this hike. Challenging but fun and the views at the summit are worth every drop of sweat

Incredible hike! The views are spectacular! If you are going to summit, taking the Money Brook trail up was the way to go. On the way back down, the hopper trail is less steep and seems like the better route down. For first timers to the Berkshires, my wife and I couldn't get over the views from the summit of Mount Greylock. Sitting at the top (facing east) over looking the town of Adams was a phenomenal lunch stop. Guess what??? They have Popsicles at the top!!!!! What better way to enjoy a summer day atop a mountain. Enjoy and hike safe!

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Very nice hike. 8 miles up and back. Took Bernard Farm Trail from the Notch Road trailhead. Two miles up to link with the AT South and two more miles to the summit. Reversed course to come back down. Didn't see a single person until reaching the AT.

Not very steep and not a lot of rocks. Scrambling over rocks can be tough on the feet and knees and I'm glad to say this trail had little of that really. I was in a hurry and did it in 3:45 hours.

Interesting note: Coming back down the trail, saw a large fiberglass piece of "trash". But what I've read since doing this hike was that a plane crashed near the trail about 25 years ago killing two people. What I saw was the size of a wing and it was right off the trail among some downed coniferous trees. I thought it was trash because I didn't see anything else nearby.

I was in the area for work, so I took advantage of the Saturday off and made it an all-day hike. I ended up doing some extra side trails, my Fitbit showed 21 miles and 5500 feet of elevation gain. There were some vehicles already in the parking lot when I arrived, but I didn't actually see anyone for the first six miles or so. Quite a few people at the top of Mt. Greylock, I even saw about five paragliders taking flight from the summit. There were some nice overlooks throughout and I only had trouble finding the trail a few times. Overall well worth the drive and effort.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wonderful hike! Definitely recommend but be ready for some steep inclines!

We parked at hopper road and took the money brook trail first. It was a beautiful hike and very well marked. It is a long and at times arduous hike. We made it to the top of Greylock and followed the Hopper Trail down. When you get to the campsite area it tells you the Hopper trail turns left but there are no other signs until you follow the dirt road about 1.5 miles to the end. When you see the new trails it will tell you Hopper Road is 2 miles left. Then you come to a fork in path and it says Stony Ledge or Haley Farm. It does not say Hopper Road. We started down Stony Ledge when we came across 2 wonderful hikers who told us we needed to take Haley Farm. We made it back a lot longer than we thought. We found Hopper trail to not be as well marked and the signs and blazes to be further apart.it would have been nice if Sperry Road had blazes to let you know you were still following the trail and for the fork to be better labeled.

Great hike. We backpacked and camped. The summit is beautiful with views in every direction. Well worth it.

A little practical info first, I'm 53 years old and hike the most aggressive stuff I can find in CT , I'm also a four season hiker and good condition with a small ego. I average about 45-60 miles a month and include longer treks of over 10 miles......so the back drop it set.
So, I'm going to be honest here, for me this was a strenuous hike, no joke. We started out at the Hopper Road entrance to the Money Brook trail, awesomely beautiful , the trail itself was easy going, but pay attention as the blazes are fades and further apart then you might be used to, also when you get to the falls cross and go up the switchback, kinda tricky to see.........can't believe no one wrote in about that.
Then the fun begins, you will be going up steadily and earn your stripes ( drink lots of water and eat trail mix , fruit whatever ,........but stayed fueled and hydrated or you'll just run out of gas, keep your pace real for you and don't over do it or your day will turn into a death march .
Next you'll switch to the AT , more of a ridge line portion , so you get a break before you get to the the summit.........the last 200 yards, your grinding up and "vala" your there, stunning views.

The terrain is varied , for us it was 83 degrees and humid, the trail was often wet and muddy and portions were slick with moss covered rocks . Food and water are available at the summit It took us 5.5 hours to reach the summit, we got off trail twice, so 5 hours mike be better indicator. I made the mistake of underestimating the hike as it's under the 4,000 foot mark , but make no mistake, minus rock scrambling ( there was none) it was a great challenge and would recommend it for anyone working there way up to wanting to do higher peaks in the future. Mt Grey lock for me, was a good test of endurance and mental toughness for something I've never done before ........ I learned a lot.
The hike down was moderate, but the legs were sore and the terrain was varied with slick spots, mud and water .......be careful.
Total distance was 12 .5 miles and 7.5 hours . Will hike it again in three weeks .
I wanted my review to be accurate for those that are at the same place in their hiking life, so you don't underestimate this route and have a fun day, it's a great hike for those of you that are continuing to evolve to bigger challenges and have never tackled a 3, 500 ft mt.

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