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Mount Greylock and Saddle Ball Mountain is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cheshire, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 1,751 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Forest Views Wildlife Bugs Muddy Rocky
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Daniel Jekelis
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Amazing trail. First part up is as advertised with steep hiking, but has 2 convenient lookout spots to give a much needed breather. Trail very well marked. 2nd part was a nice to change of pace with mostly flat paths and a few drops and hills. Last 3rd a bit of challenge with heavy legs, but was well worth the view from the summit. The only bummer as you get closer to the summit you hear a lot more cars from the road which took away a little. Not experienced hikers but took our time. On the way back we detoured on a different trail, but still a great walk down.

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Maryann Malekpour
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Advanced hiker here. Trail was really nice. Steep at the first 10 min, but then it evens out. Perfectly proportioned ups and downs. Cute places to stop for some pics. The summit was awesome with bathrooms and a lodge you can get snacks at. Trails are well marked and very clean. We started at around 9am and finished at 2pm with a 45 min break at the summit and spent some time taking pics and stopping for snacks. I would definitely do this one again.

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Sean Casini
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Beautiful and clean.

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Ashton Fischer
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First mile is definitely a challenge to get the heart pumping, but just beautiful! Trail was well-marked and easy to follow. Best view is from the top of Greylock but there are a couple play lookout points along the way. Very few bugs, which always awesome. Loved the quartz outcroppings and boreal forest - the evergreen smell was amazing!

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V B
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Lovely meadow to start. Like other reviewer noted, there is varied landscape going up AT. But there is no view at all till the top which resembles a large park with monument and lots of parked cars and people. There is water refill outside Bascom Lodge which is nice. Coming down Hopper trail was easy with easy footing. Hiking time 4:30.

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Holly Logan
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Pearl Lutta
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Very moderately hard, great views worth it ! No bugs ,

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Brian McCarthy
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Paresh Joshi
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It was great! It took us 6 hrs including breaks and an hour at summit. Like many have said, the first mile (1000ft) is hardest. Then it is easy. Enjoyed thoroughly.

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Pells P
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Amazing trail. Going off to the right up to the summit was the best part....hard but felt amazing. The pines and the silence are so healing.

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Geoff Cardner
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jill buchanan
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Michelle Neitzey
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Great hike with an awesome summit. Logged 8 miles following the trail map (Jones Nose > AT > Summit > AT > Overlook > Hopper > Sperry > ... > Jones Nose), took 6 hours including breaks and a stop for lunch at the summit. Liked the Jones Nose and AT better than the Saddle Ball side, more interesting landscape

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Jonathan Friedler
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HikingGreat!

Perfect weather. Dogged rolled in as we reached the summit, but burned off just as quick. Bascom’s was open and they more beer options this year. Rocks were mildly slippery. May have been the beer.

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Erin Kelly
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Enjoyed this! Great views at top, mostly shady. Did AT up and Hopper to CCC back. We followed trail quite closely but logged 9 miles in total. Not crowded at all, except for top, even though it was a lovely August day. Only needed to pull up masks 2-3 times before summit.

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Paul Bressler
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Eh.

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Madeline Haas
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An initial climb followed by gentle upslope - nice long ridge hike, not too bad on the knees! Crowded at the end approaching the summit but the AT portion was fairly quiet.

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Sara M
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The first mile is the hardest with 1,000ft gain. After that this was a great hike! Crowded at the top, but that's what you get when you have a parking lot at the top. Be adventurous and hike up. The view is even better when you earn it

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Dj Ross
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Amanda Doukas
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beautiful trail! heading up jones nose was definitely the best part in my opinion. lots of variation in hiking trails and scenery, things are changing the whole way up. didn’t see any litter and the few people i did see on the trail were respectful. even though i anticipated a crowd at the summit, its still bummer to see so many pedestrians that have driven up soaking up views that you hiked for. the hike down via hopper/sperry/ccc was kind of boring in my opinion. no views or much to look at but was pretty easy on the knees, not too steep or too rocky in most places. over all a beautiful trail, i regret nothing.

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Robert Berry
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Nice easy trail. Cool meadow and pond. Too many picnickers up too, but no one on the trail at all.

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Lynn Valentin
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I gave this 5 stars because it was visually stunning and well marked and a fun hike in general. Loved the meadow in the beginning, the beautiful pond in the end and the varied and beautiful vegetation the whole way. And of course the view from the peak was glorious. Make sure you go on a clear day and carry your mask for the top where it’s a bit busy with the people who drive up. But don’t worry, you won’t see many people on the trail and it is very quiet and tranquil.

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Liz Porell
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Carl Sposato
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Joanna Tarzi
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Really fun trail. Not to hard and was clearly marked. The top of MT. Greylock can be crowded though because people drive up.

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Tom Murphy
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Great trail (AT), covered most of the way, spectacular vista up top. Saw two moles.

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Buff Maniscalco
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An amazing hike with views at Jones Noses and at the summit. The Saddle Ball Ridge was beautiful. Recommend hiking the CCC Dynamite back down, it was quieter and very relaxing

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