Pine Cobble Trail

MODERATE 52 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.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

river

views

hiking
8 days ago

Short but enjoyable. It was relatively steep for most of the hike, but it was dry so the footing was fine. The view at the top was pretty great too.

hiking
1 month ago

Some steep spots! Amazing view!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was relatively easy, only difficult because of the slush and mud which made it slippery but you'll have that with Spring arriving. The view at the top is well worth it, overlooking the valley with a few white pines surrounding you. Take time at the summit, it's beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

Moderate ascent, decent vistas from the summit, although you can’t see particularly far.

6 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!

8 months ago

Great trail, the views are worth the challenge!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

steep at parts, but good hike.

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, August 19, 2012

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

hiking
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.

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