Mount Greylock and Saddle Ball Mountain

MODERATE 33 reviews

Mount Greylock and Saddle Ball Mountain is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cheshire, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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2 months ago

Definitely a must do climb if you are in the area. I would consider it moderate to difficult. I would not recommend for people with bad knees or ankles, heavy ankle support is recommended for everyone. Very rocky and lots of roots. The first 1 mile is a tough incline with steep elevation gain, pace yourself on that section, it's moderate after that point.

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4 months ago

If you want to feel like Frodo bringing the one ring to the fires of mount doom, the trail between Saddle Ball and Mt Greylock can definitely help. The entire trail is beautiful and can be finished in 5 hours (with an hour break at the top of Mt Greylock). The top of Greylock is definitely a little crowded but only saw a handful of hikers on the rest of the loop. The views from the top are totally worth the trip and I even saw a bald eagle up there flying with the hangliders that use the Peak to launch from. Drove from upstate NY for this one and was not disappointed.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

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Friday, August 26, 2016

We used Rockwell Rd. Parking Area as our starting point and followed the Hopper Trail North until it met with Rockwell Road again on one of the many sharp turns. We crossed the road and followed the Appalachian Trail South to Jones Nose and the CCC Dynamite trail. back to the trail head on Rockwell Road. We chose to bypass Greylock Summit as we had hiked there the day before. Doing the trail this direction put the moderate climb at the front of the hike and the easier downhill part at the end of the hike. This easy hike offered very little in the way of Scenic Overlooks. It was a good follow up to the hard hike done the day before but offered little more than some exercise. If we had done the hike counterclockwise than the stretch of trail between Jones Nose and the AT would have been a real workout.

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

This is a nice trail to do. I hiked this trail as a point to point and not a loop like some people do. The first mile from the trailhead is the hardest and steepest part of the hike. Once you're on the AT, the hike pretty much levels out except for some minor inclines and declines. I arrived at the summit early, but as I was doing my decent the trail was getting crowded. Be careful while hiking this trail, because you have to cross the road 2x and watch out for drivers.