Appalachian Trail: Mount Greylock to North Adams

HARD 17 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.

14.6 miles
3562 feet
Out & Back



nature trips




wild flowers



18 days ago

2 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.

2 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.

4 months ago

7 months ago

Beautiful hike and we'll worth an afternoon.

9 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.

10 months ago

absolutely gorgeous

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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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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.

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!!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011