Monument Mountain Trail

MODERATE 156 reviews
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Monument Mountain Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Stockbridge, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
685 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

17 days ago

The steep, short side is the best! Definitely a beautiful Berkshire favorite!

hiking
19 days ago

went at 9am, only a few other people, quick hike. Gradual incline. Indian trail runs by the road, which is a luttle distracting, but the peak is great! Definitely recommend stopping at Devil's Pulpit for the best views.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice but traffic noise.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful mountains with captivating views. Though it gets steep at certain points, the trek to Devil’s Pulpit is well worth the adventure!

1 month ago

Hiked this today on a warm fall day! Great foliage

2 months ago

Gorgeous views and a very easy ascent on the Indian Monument Trail to the left after you park. Ran into a few people but they were all very nice. Even met a hiking couple from Colorado. Good news, Atlas (German shepherd) did not go after any chipmunks! ;) Though there were tons! I posted photos. It gets a little tight at the top and Atlas didn't want to go over the rocks, but then we saw that there was a pass around. All in all 5 stars! Would go again in a heartbeat. Oh. Bring your debit card. There's a meter for paying for parking at the lot.

hiking
2 months ago

Not super difficult, but I broke a pretty good sweat on the way up on an unseasonably-warm Fall day. The trail follows the road for a bit, so there's a good bit of noise, but eventually it meanders through the woods, climbing steadily until opening up to some pretty great views at the top. The trail was a bit rocky, interspersed with tree roots, but that's to be expected in this area.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views at the top with well marked trails. One of my favorite hikes!

3 months ago

We two 70+year-olds really enjoyed this trail. The difficulty was in the rocky terrain and not the elevation, so it was fun but not taxing.
The trailhead is NOT at Fountain Pond Park, as stated in this app. It has its own parking area at 551 Stockbridge Rd. in Great Barrington.

3 months ago

Spectacular views from the exposed granite on the top in 360 degrees. Mostly anyone can do this hike. Good in all seasons.

hiking
3 months ago

There are three principal trails at this site which can make a loop or can be done as in and out trails. HIckey trail is steeper and takes you to Summit Trail which goes to the summit with lovely views and takes you down by a gentler grade trail. Moderate level, and the trail is in good condition. The summit is a bit rocky and "ledge-y" in spots.

3 months ago

Easy hike, great view! Very well marked trails and very easy to find.

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike with a nice view at the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Good times!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike! Trail is very well maintained - some light rock scrambling is required near the peak. If you want a steeper ascent start north of the parking lot, more gradual go south.

hiking
4 months ago

Favorite trail in the Berkshires! I always do it at least once a year. Love the views and watching the birds circle below me on top of Devil's Pulpit.

walking
4 months ago

Def the monument trail to go up & the hickey trail to return

walking
4 months ago

Def the monument trail to go up & the hickey trail to return

hiking
4 months ago

Have hiked the trail many times although not one of the local experts. As long as it's not too hot or not a particularly buggy summer, it's a great hike. A few options such as a steeper shorter route up if you choose to start to the left. We usually go left but choose the longer more gradual incline. Definitely a moderate hike. Pretty steep with large rocks at/near the top. Great view from up top as you see in the photos. We love the Hickey trail for the descent. Really beautiful walk. Saw someone hiking the trail barefoot. Impressive! Last year we took our puppy along. We all had a blast. You pay a fee at the trailhead. There's a discount membership too.

Not lightly used in summer. Definitely moderate use. Bring water of course.

Enjoy!

4 months ago

Beautiful hike. Good views on the Red trail. It is a little rocky so wear good shoes / boots

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