Gould Trail to Mount Greylock

HARD 15 reviews

Gould Trail to Mount Greylock is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Adams, Massachusetts that features a river. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2358 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

forest

river

views

Nice trail to summit of Mt Greylock from the Greylock Glen. Make a loop by returning down the Thunderbolt Ski Trail. You can also ascend/descend Gould's and loop with Cheshire Harbor Trail via West Mountain Rd parking.

hiking
1 hour ago

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

I went up Gould on a perfect Autumn day in August. The trail was not technically challenging in the slightest, but it was just a long grind of up, up. Consistently steep, but no spots where you had to scramble or anything. No views to speak of along the trail, all forested. It seems pretty lightly traveled. I went up and down and only saw about a dozen others on the trail. Spent about 45 minutes on top taking in the views and watching the para gliders take off the east face of the summit. The entire hike took about 4 hours.

3 months ago

Great trail and was a well maintained route with bridges going over the 2 main streams. There has been a lot of rain so it was quite slick in many steep sections especially in the mid trail area. Luckily we had our mountain hound to find a clear path up and down in areas with fallen trees and streams cutting the trail in half. I imagine this would almost be a moderate trail rating in dry conditions but it gets pretty steep in a few sections. The view at the top is impressive and the hike can easily be done in a morning or afternoon at a semi leisurely pace.

4 months ago

steady ascent. not too steep.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, strenuous for last mile. Very scenic.

hiking
10 months ago

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Great hike, very difficult going up because it is very steep. Going down was a breeze, but be careful.

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

hiking
Friday, April 22, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

3/19/16 weather was perfect. Temp in the 30's but felt mild. View at the summit was definitely worth the hike. Maximum visibility due to cloudless bright blue sky !

snowshoeing
Thursday, January 07, 2016

hiking
Sunday, August 25, 2013

hiking
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Great trail! Started from Gould Road. Once you pass through the brooks is when you really start to ascend. It's gets rockier as you get closer to the summit and some parts of the trail can be narrow. Overall I really enjoyed it. Not a lot of people so I basically had the trail to myself.

hiking
Monday, July 08, 2013

Descended this trail from Mt. Greylock Summit after ascending via the Cheshire Harbor Trail. Gould's trail was a nice gradual descent. In some sections encountered heavy growth. There is an interesting tree, hollowed out that you can walk inside. Watch the signs to make sure you get back to the right parking area.