Phelps Trail to the Taconic Crest Trail down the Mills Hollow Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Phelps Trail to the Taconic Crest Trail down the Mills Hollow Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Williamstown, Massachusetts that features a river 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.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

rocky

Park at the trail head for Phelps trail off of Oblong Road. Enough parking for 6 vehicles

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

Really nice hike! Phelps is a fairly steep trail but not very Rocky, still hikeable rather than climbable. Mills Hollow going down is a lot more gradual. The Taconic Crest trail at the summit is really beautiful and scenic, like a sunny orchard. The entire loop took us about 2 hours and 9 minutes, that's including water breaks, and stopping for a photo or several! Greats of Mt Greylock from the farm opposite the parking area. And some very friendly and vocal cows!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

hiking
Thursday, May 21, 2015