Williams Trail

EASY 3 reviews
#5 of 11 trails in

Williams Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Williamstown, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

14 days ago

I don't know who rated this trail as easy, but it most definitely is not. I made the mistake of wearing sandals to hike and bringing my five year old lol. It's a moderate grade if you start going counter clockwise, I couldn't imagine trying to hike up the actual ski trail. Coming down it was difficult enough. Another bad choice was doing this hike on an 85 degree day. Altogether it was decent hike, 75% is shaded by the woods, provides a good workout, and there is a view at the top of Berlin Mountain. Just make sure to wear suitable shoes, try hiking on a not so hot day, and be prepared to take your time down the ski slope (possibly landing on your bottom a couple times .)

hiking
9 months ago

The Williams Trail is between 3 and 4 miles long. My GPS measured it as about 3.5 miles. If you travel counter-clockwise around the loop, the trail is close to 3 miles up Berlin Mountain and about 0.5 miles downhill. The downhill was formerly a ski slope and is quite steep near the bottom. There were lots of wild flowers on the steep portion of the trail.

There are several other trails that share paths with this loop and there are not always trail markers indicating which way to go. If you are going counter-clockwise then whenever the trail has a fork then keep taking the path on the left and if you are going clockwise then keep taking the trail on the right.

hiking
Friday, September 13, 2013