We parked in the small lot (Junction 1, A: ENTRANCE LOT & KIOSK) just off S Quarter Road. We walked from the parking lot up to the center via the ENTRANCE ROAD to the bathrooms (just past U: FARM HOUSE).
From there we began our hike at Junction 5 LAUREL LANE (Orange). Along the way we saw I: ASHLEY CELLAR HOLE. Just Junction 28 with the CHARCOAL KILN TRAIL our trail became the PITCHER BROOK TRAIL (Red), which featured the K: PENDLETON-SNOW CELLAR HOLE soon after.

Along the PITCHER BROOK TRAIL we saw the L: ICE POND, M: BIG PITCHER FALLS, and N: LITTLE PITCHER FALLS. From the PITCHER BROOK TRAIL we made a left at junction 5 onto the BORDER TRAIL, which took us back to our parking lot.

We made out trip during the first weekend in October, and were surprised to find the ground soggy and some of trail impassible due to puddles. There are "dry paths" along some of these areas, including the beginning of LAUREL LANE, so look out for them, because they are not on the map.

Give yourself ample time to enjoy the brooks and waterfalls, because there are many lovely spots, each one more enticing than the last. I dipped my feet into the water around the Ice Pond, and was surprised but not disappointed to realize farther along the trail that there were even more crystal-clear pools to wade in by Big and Little Pitcher Falls.

We didn't see much wildlife, but the array of fungi was extraordinary. I don't think I've ever seen such variety of colorful, healthy, and probably toxic mushrooms and other strange growing things. There was one sprouting out of a log that looked like a jellyfish, colorless and translucent.

In summary: This is a well-marked, well maintained set of trails. It is also very beautiful, even compared to the other beautiful trails in Western Massachusetts. We are travelling with one bad set of knees, and the trail was gradual enough in all places that we didn't have trouble with any of the elevation.

So many more trails in this app leads you to believe. I have uploaded a photo in the pictures of the trail map for the area. The Noble view loop is not actually a trail name. Noble View is actually a campground where the trails originate from. The trails are very well marked with corresponding colors and mileages and every intersection is labeled with a corresponding number as it relates to the map. I found great success navigating the trails using the app along with the trail map.

Driving there from Westfied Mass involved narrows back roads with a lot of potholes and my GPS said I arrived a quarter mile before the destination.The first part of the loop going counter clockwise was well marked but as we got on the far side trails they were poorly marked with many downed trees over them were you slowly decend into a ravine going to the furthest point were the trail makes a hairpin turn and you must hump up a long incline.Some interesting features and I highly recommend googling,Noble view trail map Russell Mass. because there are alot more trails than AllTrails shows . The map shows the color of all the trails and the features you will see along the way.

Wonderful trail with some scrambles. Must go back when the laurels are in bloom.