Mount Greylock and Stony Ledge via Hopper Trail and Haley Farm Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Mount Greylock and Stony Ledge via Hopper Trail and Haley Farm Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Williamstown, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,519 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 months ago

This is not an easy loop. I've taken it several times starting out on the Haley Farm Trail to Stony Ledge, a lovely view. It was a steep climb for the first mile with several swicthbacks through a lovely woods. In the 2 mile hike to Stony Ledge there is an elevation gain of about 1500 feet. The hike to the summit of Mount Greylock
from Stony Ledge is another 2 miles in which you gain another 1200 feet in
elevation. Part of this second part of the hike is through a camp ground that is accessible by motor vehicle in season. So non hikers can access Stony Ledge as well.
From the summit, I've returned to the trailhead using the Hopper Trail that took me into the Hopper itself. Beautiful walk.
Be aware that the road leading to the trail head, Hopper Road, is often closed in mud season to all but local traffic. I've only hiked this in sparking weather conditions which adds to the enjoyment of the fabulous sights along the way.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

backpacking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016