Appalachian Trail: Mount Greylock to North Adams

HARD 21 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

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1 month ago

1 month 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.

2 months ago

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4 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
4 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.

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6 months ago

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9 months ago

Beautiful hike and we'll worth an afternoon.

11 months ago

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

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Monday, September 03, 2012

Think I picked the right one to review! Hiked from wilbur's clearing (Notch Rd) up the AT South toward Greylock summit. The first section between the parking lot and Mt.Williams is about 0.69mi and strenuous. The first 0.2mi is pretty easy then it just gets more difficult. Many step ups with rocks/boulders and step ups with roots. The view from Mt. Williams is gorgeous. After resting at the rocks head left to continue on the AT south toward summit. The hike lessens slightly in difficulty and intensity but this is when you will start really gaining mileage and and some elevation. Don't miss the outlook near the Thunderbolt Trail (blue sign w.yellow letters read The Big Bend). The last stretch from here to the summit intensifies again. Right before the summit road there are a set of steps the. Crossing the road the trail gets strenuous again for a short bit. Little further is the summit. It was definitely a tough hike (only been hiking for 6 weeks) but definitely gives you a sense of accomplishment. Round trip was 6.97mi.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Didn't know where to start,found a parking area on the west mountain rd.My wife, two nine month old babies and myself did the ascent around 1 pm and made it to the top around 3pm.The temperature was mid 50's the top was in the mid 40's with a wind chill of maybe mid 30's. the descent was not as bad we made it back in an hour and a half,the trail up is hard and strenuous very!!!!