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Turner Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pittsfield, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 928 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Walking Forest Wild flowers Wildlife
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Mikey Queue
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Parker brook to Tower Mt to TCT to Turner. Well marked, great trails.

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Jonathan Manning
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Robert Flynn
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Hawthorne to pine mountain, tower mountain, berry mountain. Turner trail down.

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Lauren Frederick
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Hiking

Parking is at the top of the trail. Pretty easy down with a good hike back up. Beautiful trail!

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Valerie H
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This trail was absolutely magical. The hike up is a steady, moderate incline that pays off as the forest cools down the higher you go, and then with grassy areas and amazing vistas and bucolic forests - unimaginably pleasant. A few notes: 1) If you hike the trail as outlined on the AllTrails map, you'll be starting at the top, hiking down to the bottom, and then hiking back up. This means that you get to enjoy the view at the top of the trail twice, but some people might prefer to hike up on the way up and down on the way back. In that case, just start on Berry Pond Circuit Road where the map says to end. 2) When you enter the state park, it's a little confusing. You can turn left and go for about 5 minutes before the road becomes one-way (I think that's where you need to go if you want to start at the "end" of the trail). To get to the trailhead as marked on the map, go straight. You'll follow a one-way paved road for 10 minutes or so until you hit a beautiful vista. That's the "start" of the trail. 3) The first little bit of the hike (if you start at the top like the map suggests) is technically on the Taconic Crest Trail for about 5-7 minutes until you cross the road again. There will be a sign for Turner Trail once you do. If you start at the bottom, definitely cross the road onto the Taconic Crest Trail and keep to the left twice to reach an amazing view. 4) There are quite a few switchbacks which makes the trail really fun, but a few times it's hard to tell which way the Turner Trail goes and which way other trails go. Bring a trail map or use the GPS on your phone to help you out. I had cell service the entire time (Verizon). 5) Watch out for mountain bikes coming down the trail! 6) The viewpiont at the top is completely exposed but the rest of the trail is well-shaded by tree cover.

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Kat Olson
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Craig Allshouse
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I liked all the switchbacks on this trail. Unfortunately I tripped on the way down and injured my head, hand, and ribs.

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Jodi Standring
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This is a fun meandering trail. a good challenge up. you can connect to the skyline and over to lulu brook or up to the top of the forest. One really great view where someone built a bench to sit and relax.

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Sean Jennings
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Hiking

Really enjoy this trail for a Quick but challenging push. Total time up and down 1 hr 10 mins. Pushed hard for the workout.

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Kerri Ahern
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This was a nice trail but marking was inconsistent so we ended up on the skyline trail when we approached the pond. It was quiet. We only encountered a few mountain bikers on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Would do this again. Apply bug spray.

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Scott McClintock
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Great on a bike! ;)

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Matt Fiorini
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Chelsea Broughton
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Robert Preville
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Eric Zeiser
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Evan Czerwinski
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Daivon Clement
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Daivon Clement
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Brian Barnett
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Tom Naughton
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