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Jones Nose Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lanesborough, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.0 mi Elevation gain 367 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

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Wild flowers

Rocky

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Getting There

Located in the Mt. Greylock State Reservation, the Jones Nose Trail, (trailhead in the Jones Nose parking lot off of Rockwell Road) is a 1.5m out and back trail or can be used as a link trail to access the AT North to summit Mt. Greylock (+2.9 miles) Jones Nose trail begins with a gradual ascent across open meadows to its peak where, on a clear day, there are spectacular views. The meadow is full of various wildflowers and this part of the trail is on the easier side of moderate. It then enters a forested area where the trail becomes narrow and rocky and increases in difficulty. It intersects with the AT North (take for another 2.9m to summit Greylock and pass over Saddle Ball Mounain) or follow the CCC Dynamite Trail (very overgrown) toward Sperry Road.

Jones Nose Parking lot is gravel parking lot. There is a port-a-potty here or you can use the facilities at the visitor center before ascending Rockwell Road to the parking area. At the Greylock Summit, there is a cafe/restaurant and restrooms.

Enter the Greylock Reservation on Rockwell Road. Follow Rockwell uphill. The parking lot will be on your right.

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James M.
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Hiking

Not much to see, nice trail good incline.

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al russell
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Hiking

Nice hike

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Jeanne Tuthill
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Hiking

Great hike. Started with Jones Nose trail which is a quick steep climb. Nice view if you follow the tail a further .3 miles up. From there met up with the AT trail and came down along that portion until it meets up with Old Adams Road which is a easy walk back to the parking area.

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Olivia Hains
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Beware of bee holes

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Krista Godard
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HikingBugsRocky

Perfect day for a hike! Jones nose to the summit, highly recommend for a good workout :)

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Daryl Maxon
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Hiking

Another good quick evening hike.

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Kimberly Kaigle
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Hiking

16.4 Mile Hike to the top ! What a journey. We began at the Visitors Center on Rockwell Road and took the Woodason up to Jonses Nose Trail Head; continued on Jonses Nose to Appalachian Trail until we reached the summit. We rested for a bit and took a few photos before taking the road back down. The weather was a bit chilly due to the wind chill factor and hit snow on Jonses Nose. We saw a few Porcupines along our journey and a lot of Trilliums. Great Hike and my body is letting me know it today! Thank God For Every Breath!

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A L
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Hiking

Great trail, took about 2 hours. Some steep areas but not too strenuous. There were a few areas where it wasn’t marked well but not problematic. Two great views and the plane crash site was interesting. Fall foliage is almost at peak!

Wendy Bryan
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HikingRocky

There is one spot for a view… Otherwise it’s all forest trail. Was very cool! A mixture of dirt trail and rocky climb. As new hikers, we now know what “moderate” means.

Eliane Boucher
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Christopher Dombrowski
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Hiking

This is a great hike. Its steep and strenuous at points but worth it.

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Mr Clock
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Hiking

I'm writing this review because my friends and I followed Mike Ose's misleading advice. The summit of Saddle Ball Mt is, easily, a 3 mile hike uphill from Adam's Rd on the AT trail. 1 mile + 3 miles = ~8 miles roundtrip. We were prepared for a 3 mile hike and this almost became a disaster. The turn to make a left on Jones Nose is not marked from that direction - at least the three of us did not see it.

Samuel Jensen
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Trisha G
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Hiking

There really is nothing spectacular about this trail - it's more or less a connector. I will say that on the plus side, it's well marked.

Robert Ogborn
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Great hike almost went for the top of the mountains next time for sure ... Definitely hard when it is wet ...exposed rock and such ... Great hike and for a difficult trail was easy for me ...

Mike Ose
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Hiking

Ranger suggested the "magic triangle" which starts at Jones Nose parking area. Went out end of lot onto Old Adams Rd. This starts downhill until it meets the AT, going left on the AT it starts to climb in elevation, about 700' in 1 1/2 miles to top of Saddle Ball Mtn. Go left onto Jones Nose trail. About a mile back to parking area. Very steep and rocky but going down. Opens up to a nice meadow with views, great way to end. About 3 hrs at a moderate pace, not for beginners..some steep steps. Tree color was almost peak, blue sky, great day.

Mike Ose
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Hiking

Pretty steep. Better to come down if doing it as part of a loop.

Geralyn Archer
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Hiking

Beautiful views, some strenuous parts, connected to Appalachian trail and went to summit

Sarah L. Hamby
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Hiking

Took me about 4.25 hours with significant stops for photog and some issues with water levels and wet rocks due to rain the previous day. My second trip to Greylock and hoping to try other hikes in the area. 11 Jones Nose to Summit Trailhead at Jones Nose on Rockwell Road in Cheshire (01225): 42°36'5.96"N, 73°12'1.34"W Distance: 8.5 miles (13.5 km), Time: 5.5-6 hours, Elevation gain: 1,303 ft. (397 meters), Ability: strenuous to aggressive

Maria Wishart
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Hiking

Did this one again, this time with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. Great day. Tough going up Saddleball but overall great trail, views and hike.

Maria Wishart
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Hiking

Came back to hike this trail with our son on a clear day. The views from Jones Nose are beautiful. Clear view of Jiminy Peak. Heading up Saddleball Mountain is steep, rocky and challenging. There is an scenic vista between 0.74 and 0.90m uphill, down a very short path which is to your left as you're ascending Saddleball before you hit the AT junction. The views here are excellent, nice breezes and very peaceful. Plan to do this trail again. Of all the ways that we've gone to the summit of Greylock this is the most visually rewarding.

Maria Wishart
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This was a nice trail through the meadow and then somewhat challenging to the connection to the AT North. The day we went was very foggy, chilly and misty for a summer day so the views weren't great but I can imagine that on a clear day the views would be spectacular due to how wide open it is before entering the forested area. I did the find the section of this trail from entering the forested area to the connection to the AT North to be challenging. It had rained and on the way back down there were many challenges due to the wet rock and the steep grade at points on the trail.

Abra R.
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Adam Giuliano
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Dani Beekman
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Anthony Jillions
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Julie M.
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Paul Nicosia
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Stephen Gomes
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