Sperry Road to Stony Ledge Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Sperry Road to Stony Ledge Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Adams, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Follow a gravel road through the camping area at Mt. Greylock to the scenic vista of Stony Ledge which offers beautiful views of Mt. Greylock and other mountains.

walking
21 days ago

This is not a hike to take if you're looking for something challenging (hence my categorizing our activity as "walking" vs. "hiking") -- but the view is unbeatable! In essence, you are traveling along a well-maintained dirt road until you reach the lookout point. We took a "detour" and hiked the March Cataract Fall trail (steep, narrow, and tricky in a few spots, but well worth it). All in all, a beautiful day for our family.

hiking
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Not really the hop, skip and a jump described for this page but since I'm having difficulty adding "new hikes" and it seems there are enough for Greylock anyway...
Really enjoyed this hike.
Take the time to head to the waterfall but only if it's been raining - otherwise the one way in and out is probably not worth it.
#3 Views and Falls
Distance: 5.5 miles (8.8 km) plus options,
Time: 4-5 hours, Elevation gain: 1,460 ft. (445
meters), Ability: strenuous
Ascend via former 1830s carriage road. Discover
old-growth trees and cascade waterfalls. Return
by dramatic Stony Ledge vista.
Follow Money Brook Trail to Hopper Trail to
Sperry Road and campground (2.5 mi.). Options:
include 1) March Cataract Trail to falls (1.6 mi.,
round-trip), and/or 2) take Sperry Road to
Campground Trail to Deer Hill Trail and steep
descent into the “Heart of Greylock” and Deer
Hill falls (2.2 mi. loop). Both options return via
Sperry Road to Stony Ledge (1 mi.), Stony Ledge
Trail and Haley Farm Trail (2 mi.) back to
trailhead parking.