Appalachian Trail from Jug End to Bear Mountain

HARD 16 reviews

Appalachian Trail from Jug End to Bear Mountain is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Great Barrington, Massachusetts that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3713 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This AT segment is a 10 mile point-to-point trail located near Great Barrington, Massachusetts that features a great forest setting. The trail is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Parked at the Jug End Road trail head and hiked to the Mt Everett Summit. Loved this trail! Fantastic trail variation kept us interested and the many open vistas offered natural points to stop and catch your breath. We hiked up to the summit of Mt Everett first and then caught the loop around Guilder Pond back to the AT. Headed north to get back to our car. Finished about 10 miles in just over five hours. Would absolutely do this hike again!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

good hike for fitness. beautiful look out and had lunch at the pond. people were eating lunch and swimming. came across a rattle snake on the way back down....made excellent time back to the car following that!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Extremely good. Challenging. Guilder pond is heaven. I loved it. 12 of us hiked from Jug end to Mount Everett 7 and 11 year old girls did it all.

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10 months ago

backpacking
10 months ago

Certainly a demanding stretch, but well worth the effort. Such a beautiful hike with quite a few flat(ish) sections, but equally matched with steep and dramatic climbs.

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

hard, amazing view

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Friday, October 03, 2014

This stretch of trail, from Jug End to the top of Bear Mountain, is not for amateurs.....but the views are amazing.

hiking
Saturday, November 23, 2013

hiking
Tuesday, August 07, 2012