Pine Cobble Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Pine Cobble Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Williamstown, Massachusetts that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.3 miles
1200 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash





2 months ago

Steep enough that you'd have to be a serious athlete to run the whole way up without slowing; a real challenge when going for time! Stairs, rocky, great views of Williamstown and North Adams. Certainly a local favorite!

4 months ago

Great trail, the views are worth the challenge!

8 months ago

Dan's post from 3 weeks ago is spot on. The only addition is to make sure you explore both sides of the summit as there are good views in both directions. Only passed 2 groups. 1 hr up-- 2:20 total round trip.

8 months ago

This was a nice rigorous hike. We went in late May so the flies were annoying, but really only at the top. There were a couple muddy spots at the beginning but none after that. It's a steady climb all the way up and the steepest part is right before you reach the peak. The trail was very well marked and maintained, and the views at the top were a great reward.

9 months ago

Great Prelude to the Long Trail.Awesome views at the top!

9 months ago

Good views of Williamstown and North Adams from the top. Limited parking near the trail head.

10 months ago

Nice views. Pretty easy hike. 2.5 hours if you do the loop.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

steep at parts, but good hike.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Great day hike with spectacular views at the top. Convenient parking.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Steep grade on a very well maintained and traveled path. A lot of people. Rocky in spots. Easy parking. Definitely coming back for foliage. Make sure to look both sides.

Friday, September 09, 2016

This is my go to hike. I try to enjoy it weekly. I hike fast to get a good workout I can be up and down in an hour. But generally and an easy pace it takes about 1:45-2 hours. View at the top is worth it. Sunrise can be amazing up there!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Great views at the top.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

I love this hike. Nice 2-3 hours with lovely views and just demanding enough to feel good. Do it every time I visit Williamstown.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Accurate rating of moderate difficulty, it was a steady incline the whole way up. I'd call it high-moderate for the steady incline. Trails were extremely well kept and marked all the way up. That is until the peak, there's a sign to stay on trail but then the path at the top to the summit isn't marked anymore. There are a few spots to check out the beautiful views. Great day hike, worth coming back in the fall for the foliage.
Parking was a bit tough, small area but fortunately people were leaving and a couple of spots opened up. Just something to keep in mind.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

First time up the pine cobble. hiked up and ran down. Took about an hour. Beautiful trail with awesome views at the summit.

Monday, May 16, 2016

great quick hike with moderate climb. mostly uphill for the entirety. views of Williams view and the range behind it were spectacular. other side of the peak give limited views of North Adams and surrounds. We did it in spring with light foliage. rRecommended. 3 hrs overall.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Excellent hike. views are great once you reach the cobble, would be beautiful in the fall when the foliage is at its best. Take the extra time to walk over to Eph's lookout and the AT.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Unimpressive view. Hike it if you like lots of shaded trail with little variation. Saw some interesting mushrooms and ferns.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Amazing view when you reach Summit! There's a sign near the cliff that says summit 0.1 mi right and Pine Cobble to Appalachian trail 0.5 mi left. We went toward summit which was well worth the uphill hike.

3 months ago

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