Twin Pond via Taconic Crest Trail to Taconic Skyline Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pittsfield, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
728 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

wild flowers

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9 months ago

Park in the rest area and with your back to the road, walk left towards the forest. There is an opening in the fence where the trail begins.

The trail is well marked in the beginning with Taconic Crest blue blazes then gets a bit sporadic. The snow hid the trail at times and icy spots. There wasn't enough snow for snowshoes but ice cleats would have been helpful and would have eliminated a few wipeouts.

Overall it's a nice and relatively easy rolling (see contour map) hike loop.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

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Friday, October 28, 2016

The entrance to this trail is close to the end of the rest area parking drive.

We had some trouble finding the beginning of the trail. When you arrive at this location, it is a rest area, but there is not much signage about the trail. Unfortunately we went up the jeep trail/fire road to the right for sometime before realizing that we were not on the right path.

Once we got on the path, the trail was well-kept and it was a nice hike. It would definitely do it again.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016