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Pine Cobble Trail

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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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snowshoeing

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hiking
2 days ago

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

hiking
6 days 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.

hiking
28 days ago

Buggy

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bugs
1 month 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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hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, fantastic views at the top.

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

hiking
4 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.

hiking
5 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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snow
6 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.

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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.

Friday, October 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 buckle up, 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 & 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.

hiking
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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

Thursday, September 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

hiking
Thursday, June 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.

hiking
Saturday, May 05, 2018

Some steep spots! Amazing view!

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Tuesday, March 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.

hiking
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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

Thursday, November 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!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

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.

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