Hawley Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Hawley Trail is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlemont, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1154 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

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mountain biking

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wild flowers

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mountain biking
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hawley, or Dubuque state forest is a hidden gem of single track wonder. The trails are classic New England single track. They are mostly intermediate in skill level, but can lead to epic distance if connected properly. I once connected a 40 mile ride that ranged into Savoy forest and back with some dirt road included. None of the trails are marked and a knowledge of the park is helpful in finding them. The main access point is at the fire station at the eastern edge of the park. Follow the kiln road to the west and look carefully on either side for the trails. There truly are more than 20 miles of visible single track here if you look carefully.