Appalachian Trail: Mount Greylock to North Adams

HARD 24 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Mount Greylock to North Adams is a 14.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Adams, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3562 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

1 month ago

Glad to have gotten out today to do this trail because it was such a beautiful day, but I definitely wouldn't rank it as hard. Views were good but not as mount-onus as I had hoped. I walked the road for a bit afterwards and enjoyed the views from there much more than from the other side. Decent hike overall.

hiking
3 months ago

used AT to summit rated strenuous half quarter mile up, but more moderate to me..spectacular views from the top

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful day. Minimal bugs Busy trail to the summit. Many friendly dogs. The food at the summit restaurant was fresh, home made and delicious. The views were awesome. Very pleasant hike. Not too hard in good, dry weather.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

this trail will definitely exert you. quite muddy this time of year. bring plenty of water, protein snacks an extra pair of socks or good waterproof hiking boots.
this trail utilizes some paths that are part of fresh water beds, so prepare for some wet, rocky sections.


CELL PHONE SERVICE IS VERY LIMITED TO NONE AT ALL.

bug-out gear suggested (emergency/survival kit) and rations should be on you.. . safety never takes a holiday so best be prepared.

my brother and I were tracking quite large bear prints along a majority of the trail. approximately 5.5" paw patterns, some with signs of cubs... so be alert, be safe.. keep an open eye and ear.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This was a fabulous hike for my son and I. We started in Cheshire - Outlook Ave. and hiked the AT to Mt Greylock. No crowds, no cars. More snow and ice than expected - the cold air felt good though. Great views since the trees had not yet budded. Descended via Overlook-Hopper-Dynamite back to AT. Made for a good long day. Plenty of sunny, rocky areas for my son to wait for me on the descent! Then hot curry in Williamstown that night was a perfect finish.

hiking
6 months ago

if you click the full map link on this page it'll indicate that the trailhead for this hike is around 275 North St. Cheshire, MA 01225. However, if you click the directions link it'll take you to the trailhead for the Thunderbolt trail. Given the mixup I don't have a review for the AT hike, but will drop one for Thunderbolt instead.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike and we'll worth an afternoon.

Monday, September 05, 2016

This was my first time on the Appalachian Trail! Started at Jones Nose for a great 4 mile hike to the summit. This is a very wooded trail that leads to the top of beautiful Mt Greylock with a summit overlooking the town of Adams, MA nestled in the valley.

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

absolutely gorgeous

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

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Sunday, November 01, 2015

Beautiful Oct 31 hike.Must see money falls and Prospect trail overlook

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Great way to spend a fall day

Tuesday, October 28, 2014