Mt. Washington Alander Mountain Trail

HARD 23 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.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1410 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

washed out

hiking
6 days ago

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

20 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 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
3 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.

3 months ago

9 months ago

good hiking, nice view

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Amazing views and foliage.

10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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.

camping
11 months ago

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.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Descent view!

Saturday, April 09, 2016

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
Wednesday, May 27, 2015