Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Great Barrington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
21 days ago

Though road is marked with street signs but not on google maps, as mentioned north road to old north road takes you to trail head. Used directions here and google maps took me to it. Last couple miles is dirt road but easily passable. Trail is really not near much of anything but a few homes down the road, it doesn't get much traffic. Take the parking lot entrance or just walk up the road from the parking lot a little and on the left you'll see clearly marked entrance to the trail also. Depends on how much walking you want to do. Eventually, you see a sign that says summit and if coming from the parking area, you go left. If you go right, it takes you to the trail entrance I mentioned above. Another 15 minutes and you'll be at the summit. As mentioned, easy walking for the most part till you hit the last few minutes where you get a little bit steep. It is somewhat rocky going up in spots but nothing major. Just be careful where you're stepping and you'll be fine. Summit has some nice views. You could spend a little time on the rock ledge and eat lunch if you'd like, nice little area. Rate this as easy even with those few minutes of uphill to the summit.

Great hike with beautiful views!

Reached the top in about 35 minutes, nice quick workout.

hiking
2 months ago

The parking lot is large enough to fit four or five vehicles, which was a nice surprise. The trails are in need of some spring maintenance (lots of downed trees), but overall they are well-kept. There is one scenic viewpoint (which is beautiful), and a few water features -- otherwise, it's a hike through the woods with some short yet fairly steep climbs and descents. I was disappointed to see how many people let their dogs do their business on the trail without taking the time to clean up after them.

I live this trail. It’s a little bit of an investment of time, not your usual stroll in the park (pardon the pun). The pond adds a nice magic to it all.

Great for kids and dogs, not too much traffic. Had a 4, 6, 10 and 11 year old. Challenging but not too difficult for the little ones but interesting for the older kids.

on Benedict Pond Loop Trail

8 months ago

Beautiful views, very quiet and peaceful. Wonderful for young children to enjoy

hiking
8 months ago

This is a nice trail through the forest, especially during foliage season. The first 2/3 are very easy flat walking, the last third up to the summit is a bit steep and very rocky. The views are nice from the top but somewhat hindered by the trees below that have grown quite tall.
The trail is well marked, but the trail head is hard to find: in New Marlborough take North Road on the right of the church until you turn left onto Old North Road and find the parking lot and trail head 100 yards down the road.

walking
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nice spot but the trail is a little rough with rocks and tree roots in places.

on Dry Hill

Monday, January 30, 2017

I would consider this an easy trail. The majority of the trail is pretty flat.The summit is steep but short. When I hike this summit it was very icy and could barely stand on 2 feet, but the view is worth the short hike!

Monday, November 07, 2016

easy, beautiful, comfortable

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Great morning for a short hike. Easy and beautiful.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Easy but long. Did it before work so I think I did half of the pond loop. Going this year to do before winter with my two true friends of mine and my husband. He used to do lots of hikes in boyscouts eagle scout. My husband Brian Durwin loves hikes like me.

hiking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Pretty easy trail but a bit steep at the very end. Trailhead is off of old north road in New Marlborough - if you take that, the first time it splits keep to the left and the trailhead will be on you left.

Awesome hike on the ridges and summits much more challenging than you would believe.

hiking
Sunday, October 12, 2014

If you're hiking this, not skiing/snowshoeing, it a VERY easy hike. The most difficult aspect is probably the loose rocks that the dirt bikes and quads kick up. Yes, dirt bikes and quads are allowed in the summertime, although the few we ran into were all going pretty slow. There is one lookout point where you have a nice view, the rest is just walking through the woods. We also did the turkey trail.. Which didn't have any views or challenging parts either.

hiking
Monday, October 28, 2013

This short trail could be described as an easy walk through the woods. There was minimal elevation gain, and exquisite foliage. Beartown has miles of trails that are much more difficult, but this is for everyone.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Great rock climbing formations to practice on. Would like to hike again in the spring.

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