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Holy Mount via Shaker Trail is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pittsfield, Massachusetts that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.7 mi Elevation gain 1,341 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Snowshoeing Forest Rocky
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Five miles west of Pittsfield. Constructed and maintained by the Boy Scouts of America, this circuit travels wooded, stream, and hilltop sites key to a 19th-cintury Shaker society.

N42 25.896 W073 20.398

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Leigh Rich
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Dave Mixer
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Kim Baker
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RunningRocky

Beautiful moderate skill trail! Gorgeous woods views. I wore bug spray but the bugs weren’t bad at all. Adequate parking at trail head.

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Celeste Harp
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Generous switch backs help to make this trail not a death march (common in the Daks). Overall well maintained- signage could use a little beefing up. Beautiful scenery - lightly trafficked. Bugs weren’t too bad either considering the time of year.

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Benjamin Vincent
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I give the trail 5 stars. Awesome. Only 1 other person on it. I give the All Trails map 1 star. Several major trail I intersections not on the map. There is a CCC trail that has been around for at least 75 years. How do you miss that?? Otherwise great hike.

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Jodi Standring
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Beautiful hike. you can make it into a loop if you hook up to the shaker mountain trail and it makes it so much more enjoyable!

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Sean Jennings
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Enjoyable walk. Babbling brook, old stone walls. Great short day hike

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Kimberly Kaigle
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HikingMuddy

Nice trail, with gradual elevation. Lots of water falls and streams! A little of everything; pine forests , logging roads, lots of stonewalls. Interesting area with history connected to the Shakers!

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Marc Eramo
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Michael Gonsor
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Nice hike. Strava distance was closer to 7 mi. Gradual ups & downs. Mostly fire road trails with a little single track near the top of Holy Mount. No views, but a nice waterfall early on the hike. We averaged 3 mph (per Strava). Will do again..

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Virginia Donovan
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There are other trails here too, that can be hiked as a loop, but they're not well marked, and some are shared with snowmobiles/ATVs. A favorite spot of mine.

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Justin Dittmar
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Very nice hike with a large paved parking area at the trail head. Not always really well marked, but we made it through without issue, and it does make a complete loop. Great trail for a short day hike with some elevation without really steep climbs.

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Ashley Singer
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Beautiful pine and birch forests which smell wonderful. Didn't see any humans but unfortunately didn't see much wildlife either.

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Heather Harris
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Easy to find and park, but not well marked. The trail is on the opposite side of the road from the museum. The trail is not heavily used and is somewhat overgrown in places. There are green arrows guiding you but either I missed one or it had fallen off and I ended up on a side trail and got all turned around. The C.C.C. Trail is what I ended up on, it shows up as a road on AllTrails. It was confusing to say the least. The Shaker trail is heavily canopied. There are small streams and little under growth. I did not see any wild animals, but the sound of singing birds and lack of motor sounds was relaxing and peaceful. I saw all of 3 people on the trail, so I felt quite alone in the woods.

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Emma Bourassa
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Great hike!

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Siobhan Rodgers
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Really great hike to get outdoors and be able to hike for a few hours but I wasn't impressed with the top I was expecting more because I had hiked so far.

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Jessa C
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So beautiful in the late spring... The beginning of the trail along the stream is so lovely it looks like Hobbits should live there. There is a nice easy little loop with signs stating the historical importance of different sites. Shaker Mt. is a nice little after work not-too-too-steep- UP, but entirely avoidable if you aren't interested in a climb.

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Deb Osterhoudt
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We took a nice summer day off and decided to take a nice walk through the woods. We enjoyed the walk around the pond (stopped on the way in and they way out to check out the fish), the varied trails, the stream crossings and the changing woods. Lots of blow down on some of the trails but easiy walked around and still a very enjoyable hike.

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Susan Weis
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Veniamin Mayevskiy
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Simon Verney
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Ryan Knapp
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Meg Benhardt
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Kayla Buck
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Nicky EP
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