Hoosac Range Trail to Spruce Hill

MODERATE 74 reviews

Hoosac Range Trail to Spruce Hill is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Adams, Massachusetts that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 938 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

views

snow

sunset rock has the best outlook.

snow
1 month ago

great night hike started at 330 finished around 630 -7 snowshoes recommend your welcome for the trail lol

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Trail narrow well maintained some muddy areas at Spruce Hill Overlook you're able to see a 360 view of the Rolling mountains Greylock Mountain Catskills you need to be aware otherwise you miss Spruce Hill overlook

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

Hiked in the summer time. This is a well marked trail with several beautiful look out points along the way. Not much elevation change but definitely a good workout. Lightly trafficked. Narrow trail for the most part. Would recommend.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, we’ll-maintained trail with excellent vista rewards during and at end.

running
blowdown
muddy
6 months ago

I ran this trail on a cool, rainy summer morning. The mountain was enshrouded in clouds, so I didn’t get to enjoy the view. But the trail was well-marked, well-maintained, and made for a great run.

hiking
10 months ago

Went today with our four month old puppy. The trail was great, packed down snow, deep and icy when you stray from the trail. Nice view at the top.

hiking
Sun Nov 25 2018

Lots of traffic for the first mile or so, but no footprints after that. There was a fair amount of drifting from the snow earlier in the week, with areas of the trail up to my knees-- would be good for snowshoeing!

Sun Oct 28 2018

It was raining pretty bad, but it was a great easy hike.

Tue Oct 16 2018

Only went up a mile because the trail was so wet, but wasn’t hard. Great views!

Sun Sep 23 2018

This a great hike! It’s fairly easy, but still interesting. Lovely views of Mt. Greylock and the surrounding area. I highly recommend this trail.

hiking
Mon Sep 17 2018

If you had to choose one hike out of many in the Berkshires, this is the one, particularly beautiful/scenic/interesting in the fall.

hiking
Mon Sep 03 2018

Fri Jun 22 2018

Decided a few months ago to get back to hiking. Used to hike a lot in my youth but somewhere along the line I just stopped. Found this app and started searching for trails. Having gone to college in this area, I knew there were trails but never knew about the Hoosac Range Trail so figured I'd check it out. At almost 6 miles round trip, give yourself some time to do the out and back. I do agree with its moderate rating so if you haven't done much in the way of exercising in recent memory, find a trail rated as easy and get some practice before attempting this one.

Tue May 08 2018

Great trail year round. Among the best in the Berkshires.

Mon Jan 22 2018

Great views, primarily to the west and of Greylock but a few spots to the east, too. Blazes were easy to follow in deep snow. Gets quite windy.

Sat Dec 02 2017

A real nice hike that has views along the entire trail. It takes about 2 and half to three hours to complete. Very well marked and excellent footing along the way.

Sat Dec 02 2017

Moderate/easy hike with multiple areas to overlook the Berkshire scenery. View at the top of "Spruce Hill" is outstanding. If you're in North Adams and looking for a quicker and easier hike than Mt Greylock, this is a good one to consider.

hiking
Wed Oct 25 2017

A perfect hike; not too hard and not too easy. The view at the top was really pretty. We also did the part marked "Vista" but there wasn't much of a view.

hiking
Tue Oct 17 2017

Love this hike! A beautiful meandering trail ... from the parking lot to the Vista and back (5.5 miles) took us 2 hours and 10 minutes ... I highly recommend this trail.

Tue Aug 22 2017

On the easy side, but a beautiful hike with great views.

hiking
Mon Jul 10 2017

Loved it! Beautiful views of the valley.

hiking
Mon May 08 2017

This hike isn't very steep. It was so peaceful. Some of the scenic spots looked out over North Adams. There is one vista about 0.7 miles from the end of the trail. It is amazing. There was no road noise. No sign of humans anywhere. I couldn't see towns, towers, ski trails, or anything like that. It was beautiful and well worth being frozen from a freak May snow flurry. (yeah snow and ice in May because winter is never going to go away)

hiking
Mon Sep 01 2014

This is a great family hike! Lots of nice views along the way. Not too steep, so it was very doable for our 9 year old without complaint.

snowshoeing
Sat Jan 01 2011

Amazing conditions to snowshoe. 22" of snow fell earlier this week and today was 43 degrees with clear skies. We took the Busby Trail to the Spruce Hill summit. Lot's of fun and can't wait to go back and try other snowshoe trails.

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