Stony Ledge Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Williamstown, Massachusetts that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,499 feet Route Type: Loop

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Descend from Stony Ledge (Sperry Road) down the old Stony Ledge Ski Trail (which may be accessible for skiing in the winter... google it!). Return via Stony Ledge Trail or via Roaring Brook Trail to Sperry Road.

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27 days ago

Very nice trail. Muddy at lower elevations. Some snow over 2000 feet but did not impact the trail. Bare booted the whole way. I did a loop clockwise - up the ski trail, across Sperry rd and down the falls brook trail. The view at the top is fantastic. Highly recommend as an alternative to Greylock which can get crowded.

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2 months ago

worst trail ever. walked up to the summit where two people were filming a pornographic film

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4 months ago

Hiked up Stony Ledge trail then down Sperry Rd and Roaring Brook Trail. Everything is blazed well and has good signage. About 4 to 6 inches of new snow. Some patches of ice but didn't need microspikes. Temp in single digits but sun was out so not bad. First mile of this loop is easy grade. Second mile to the overlook more strenuous. Great views of the Hopper and western side of Greylock. Also some views of the Taconic range from the top of Sperry Rd. Sperry Rd passes multiple campsites equipped with bear boxes.

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5 months ago

Mix of ice, snow and water made the trail a bit more than its usual but great day with beautiful views of greylock at the top.

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6 months ago

most ratings of this trail is hard because for about of the 1,100 ft of elevation gain with in a 1.5 mile. i can see it on a hot day but we did it cool crisp 26 degrees 11/24/19 morning which made it a prefect hike. the trail was wide and really easy to follow. crossing and few bridges over the down hill stream. which you can hear and had some viewing points for about half of the hike. in the higher elevations of the hike were these beautiful ice needles formations along the trail. which i was hoping to see ice flowers but no such luck. when we got to the summit if had a nice unspoiled layer of snow with a great large level viewing area with picnic tables, grills, bench and privy. the cool air, warm sun, mountains, valley and a clear view of the Veterans War Memorial Beacon Tower was simply peaceful and gorgeous making it hard to leave. all this would make a great family trail. we started this 4.2 mile out & back trail at the roaring brook trailhead following the blue trail. if you use this address in your GPS 285 Roaring Brook Road, Williamstown, MA you'll find the trailhead very easily. note this address is .5 mile beyond the parking area. sry my photos are larger than whats allowed here so if you like to see them please look on google maps. thanks

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7 months ago

Beautiful view at the top; can only imagine what it would look like at peak leaf season. Some sections more difficult than others. 7.2 miles and equal to 168 floors climbed

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Sun Sep 23 2018

I'd say the best of the trails we were on today (9/19/18) only one short section, maybe 1/4 mile, would I consider hard. the rest moderate. the clearing at the top had the best view by far.

Fri Oct 20 2017

Suggest up Stoney Ledge trail, enjoy the view then down Roaring Brook for a nice loop.

Mon Feb 20 2017

Took roaring brook trail from the parking then veered onto Stony Ledge trail to the Vista. Stony Ledge trail is pretty steep in spots. Was about a foot of heavy wet snow so snowshoes were a must. Took Sperry road back to the Roaring brook trail which brought me back to the parking lot. Great hike on a beautiful day. Looking forward to doing it again in the summer and fall.

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Sat May 14 2016

Stony Ledge Trail is accessed from the Roaring Brook Trail off Roaring Brook Road in Williamstown. This trail is decent little workout with 1,460 foot elevation gain in under 2 miles - no scrambling, just (steep) slope. The real treat at the top is the panoramic view at Stony Ledge - looking 1,000 feet down into the Hopper valley, across to Mount Greylock summit, and north into Vermont - a view of the mountain from the mountain. It was originally cut as a ski/foot trail in the 1930s by the CCC, but long since then it would be a challenge to try and ski it today.

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Thu Sep 05 2013

For hiking, nothing too special. Steep rocky descent. Probably more fun to ski it!

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