Mt. Washington Alander Mountain Trail

HARD 36 reviews

Mt. Washington Alander Mountain Trail is a 6.2 mile out and back trail located near South Egremont, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1256 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

washed out

2 months ago

This was a moderate pretty hike with a great view.

hiking
2 months ago

At the very end of this trail are fabulous views of the Hudson valley, Catskills to the west, Mt.Everett to the east, and the Taconic range to the south.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Awesome fun and had a blast, but was a bit sketchy because it had just rained. I Biked/walked my bike up 11/12 of the way up then hucked it back down!

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent Views! Nice gentle, sloping trail! Amazing Ridge!

hiking
3 months ago

Challenging in the sense that it feels like you're climbing on a stair master the entire time. No rock scrambling and not very difficult, just a steep walk up. Views were breathtaking at the summit. Acorns and loose rocks going down can make it a bit slippery so a bit of caution there is recommended - but overall a easy hike

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

really nice view and pretty easy trail

hiking
5 months ago

Nice moderate ascent to summit. Outstanding views multiple vantage points to walk around to. Definite recommend.

5 months ago

A good hike with moderate terrain. Great views from the summit. To bad no trail assoc to maintain the cabin.

7 months ago

Planned a West side Alander Mountain trail. For a day after heavy rain, the trail was fine, expectedly, reasonably wet/dry. Bridges, wet fords, trails sharing stream beds. Shortest route to summit, but climbs & mixed up & down on return. If an in & out, one may partly hike S. Taconic for it's view from the summit, it is marked. Otherwise all day it, or overnight. Used trailhead from Mt. Washington State Forest HQ.

hiking
8 months ago

I would definitely rank this as intermediate, as there were only a few short sections with a steep incline. The trail was really beautiful, a few waterfalls and tons of streams. A few streams interrupted the path when i went yesterday but nothing too difficult to hike around. I would absolutely recommend this hike.

Monday, November 07, 2016

good hiking, nice view

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Trail was very easy to follow. Difficulty didn't start til about 1mi from the summit- views were absolutely breathtaking

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Amazing views and foliage.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Such a good hike - came across a wolf and a rattlesnake on the hike and deer on the way in. The park rangers at the bottom were super friendly and gave me a map which was nice! Beautiful entrance to the hike and first half mile with wild flowers and a footbridge/brook. Steep ascent in a great way. Lots of rocks, almost feels like a consistent scramble more than a trail. The summit is long, pretty flat, and gorgeous.

hiking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

This is a great short hike. I would say it is moderate and not hard. The payoff is great, tremendous. Fabulous views from the top well worth the effort. The trail is well marked except for the top where you have a variety of trails that peel of. Nice back country camping spot about a mile into the trail. Wold do this trail again. and again.

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hike itself was average and not much vertical climb. What made this four stars is the view from the top. Can see East, South, and West if you explore the summit a bit. Catskills, Taconics, Hudson Valley are all visible as well as sunrise/sunset.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Descent view!

hiking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

This is a trail with some incredible views. Their is an area of steep climbing but it is well worth it. our trip was a 5.3 mile loop. Check out my full write up along with things to look out for.

http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/alandermountain

hiking
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Did a variation of this trail, a loop that connects with Ashley Hill trail at the campground. We checked out the campgrounds and there was still about 6-8 inches of snow. Hoping to go back soon for camping and more hiking.

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