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Best trails in Mount Greylock State Reservation

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Looking for a great trail in Mount Greylock State Reservation, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 34 great hiking trails, trail running 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 15 hard trails in Mount Greylock State Reservation ranging from 3 to 16 miles and from 990 to 3,490 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Mount Greylock State Reservation is home to Mount Greylock. The park boundaries encompass several towns, which include Lanesborough, North Adams, Adams, Cheshire, Williamstown and New Ashford, in Berkshire County. At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. Rising above the surrounding Berkshire landscape, dramatic views of 60-90 miles distant may be seen. It became Massachusetts' first wilderness state park, acquired by the Commonwealth in 1898, to preserve its natural environment for public enjoyment. Wild and rugged yet intimate and accessible, Mount Greylock rewards the visitor exploring this special place of scenic and natural beauty. With over 70 miles of hiking trails, including a segment of the Appalachian Trail and the Thunderbolt Ski Trail, the park has plenty to offer for outdoor enthusiasts. You can access the summit by use of several trails in the area, including Hopper, Stony Ledge, CCC Dynamite, Bellows Pipe, and Bernard Farm. Make sure to check out the war memorial tower at the summit as well as the Bascom Lodge. The Bascom Lodge on the summit offers overnight accommodations and meals from late-May through mid/late-October. The lodge was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park can be easily accessed from Boston or New York City.

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Top trails (34)
#1 - Mount Greylock via Bellows Pipe and Thunderbolt Trail
Mount Greylock State Reservation
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
The trail starts from parking area up to AT via Old Summit Road. A little confusing with the skiing signs, but head east up to AT. Hike along AT to a point where Thunderbolt ties in, and make a push uShow more
#2 - Mount Williams, Mount Fitch, Mount Greylock, and Stony Ledge
Mount Greylock State Reservation
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 7 h 2 m
This is a beautiful hike that starts along Money Brook and follows it to a waterfall. It's one of the best hikes in the Berkshire region because it features the tallest mountain in Massachusetts. It Show more
#3 - Cheshire Harbor Trail to Mount Greylock
Mount Greylock State Reservation
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
The easiest and shortest ascent route from base to summit of Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts. Spectacular views at summit.Show more
#4 - Mount Greylock and Saddle Ball Mountain
Mount Greylock State Reservation
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 12 m
Mount Greylock and Saddle Ball Mountain is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cheshire, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail iShow more
#5 - Mount Greylock Overlook Trail
Mount Greylock State Reservation
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Overlook Trail can be considered primarily a connector trail between the Hopper Trail and the Summit of Mt. Greylock. It offers one scenic vista with limited views and easy to moderate terrain. BeginShow more
#6 - The Hopper Trail
Mount Greylock State Reservation
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
The Hopper Trail begins on Hopper Rd. in Williamstown, MA and climbs gradually and at times very steeply through old forest growth to Sperry Rd and then up to the Mt. Greylock Summit. The Hopper TraiShow more
#7 - Appalachian Trail: Cheshire to Mount Greylock
Mount Greylock State Reservation
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
Appalachian Trail: Cheshire to Mount Greylock is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Adams, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult.Show more
#8 - Bellows Pipe, Thunderbolt, Gould Trail
Mount Greylock State Reservation
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
Bellows Pipe, Thunderbolt, Gould Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Adams, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is priShow more
#9 - Jones Nose Trail
Mount Greylock State Reservation
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 39 m
Located in the Mt. Greylock State Reservation, the Jones Nose Trail, (trailhead in the Jones Nose parking lot off of Rockwell Road) is a 1.5m out and back trail or can be used as a link trail to accesShow more
#10 - March Cataract Falls Trail
Mount Greylock State Reservation
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Short hike to beautiful waterfalls in the heart of Greylock. The distance in the description does not include walking from the parking area on Rockwell Road to the tralhead off Sperry Road. Plan aboShow more
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