Pine Cobble Trail

MODERATE 116 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: 1,200 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

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hiking
2 days ago

Great hike totally recommend it . Had a great time

hiking
13 days ago

do not take coles grove rd to get to the trailhead because its gated. drive another 30 seconds N Hoosac rd and take your next left onto pine cobble rd and just around the bend is the parking area and trailhead. the parking area can hold about 5 cars. it looks like this can be a popular trail because even on a colder cloudy january day we meet 5 separate hikers. the blue marker were easy to see making the trail super easy to follow and there is a sign at the halfway point. from here the trail does get rocky and steeper to nice rocky summit looking over Williamstown and your able to see the Veterans War Memorial Tower. at the summit we did find eagle and what i think might of been mink tracks all over. i don't think they were play buddies. i also see some reviews complain about bugs. we didn't come across one bug. LOL

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3 months ago

Great trail with beautiful views and easily marked, pretty easy but steep and rocky for the 2nd half. It was also really buggy.

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3 months ago

This was a nice trail with a bit of elevation gain. The views at the top were beautiful especially in October and the trail was well maintained.

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3 months ago

Buggy

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bugs
4 months ago

This was an enjoyable hike and the views from the summit were beautiful on both sides. The trail is almost a non-stop ascent and is quite a workout. Tons of gnats were annoying but there were no mosquitoes in mid-Sept. The trail is very well marked.

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6 months ago

Great hike, fantastic views at the top.

Quite steep for me, but nice view at the top.

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7 months ago

We hiked this at the end of May and found the trail wonderful. The beginning was very slightly muddy but dry for the most part. Azeleas, some star flowers, False lily of the valley, wild geraniums, cherry trees and the blueberries were blooming. We even saw a trillium. The path was flat in a few places but for the most part was a steady incline it was well marked until the summit. The views were spectacular. As noted by another reviewer, make sure to go to both sides to see both the views over Williamsburg and North Adams! Moderate hike.

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8 months ago

A well maintained and marked trail that was ok, nothing special. I continued on to the AT intersection to check out the access to the Long Trail.

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9 months ago

A steep climb but you are rewarded for the effort by the view. We ❤️ed it. It was a warm sunny 50degree day with snow on the ground. Reaching the summit was great we were even more excited to hike on thru the clarksburgh state forest to where the Appalachian trail crosses the Pine Cobble. Great day.

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Thu Jan 17 2019

Even more difficult with all the snow but it’s a huge thrill to accomplish the entire trail.

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Fri Jan 04 2019

Climbed to the top of Pine cobble in the early afternoon. The color was not spectacular, but a local woman told me later that this was the worst color season she has seen in the last 20 year. The trail is well marked, a little rocky, but definitely a nice hike to view both N Adams and Williamstown.

Wed Jan 02 2019

Great well marked trail. Just long and steep enough to feel like you accomplished a burger worthy hike. Cool features along the way including a throne, stainless steel dog bowls and lots of sticks. It would be nice if they added a hot tub at the summit.

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Fri Oct 19 2018

Moderate is a fair tag. Mildly steep at certain points, relatively flat at others. Once you hit the "summit 0.8 miles" sign it's going to feel a lot longer than that, with how steep it gets from that point on. Once you get to the top check out both sides of the summit, views of Williamstown on the right and North Adams on the left. A little over an hour to the top, even with stopping several times to catch a breather. Don't know where this trail got a "river" tag, no water in sight. Nothing worthy of note view-wise on the trek up/down, worth it for the summit though.

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Wed Oct 10 2018

most definitely rocky and uphill most of the way taking care not to slip going downhill

Thu Sep 13 2018

When I went there wasn’t a river or stream so if you have a dog bring extra water..there are a couple dog bowls up there that was funny and useful

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Thu Jun 14 2018

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.

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Sat May 05 2018

Some steep spots! Amazing view!

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Tue Mar 27 2018

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.

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Tue Mar 20 2018

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

Thu Nov 30 2017

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!

Sat Oct 07 2017

Great trail, the views are worth the challenge!

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