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Nice, wide, maintained paths

A great property of meandering pathways and artisan-built stone bridges. Some cool Walpole history here too. This is a family-friendly park of open fields, groves of trees, and frog ponds with over 3 miles of trails and paths owned and operated by the Trustees of Reservations! Get over and see this place NOW!

By far my favorite place to go on my days off. I actually really enjoy how busy it can get - I do a full loop each time and cross over between several trails. On a weekend, I'd run into someone else maybe every 20 minutes... But by far my favorite trail to do from start to finish is the skyline trail. I would rate the skyline trail as moderate, but everything else is easy. It's very dog friendly. We always start at Sheepfold and go from there. Once you know the trails, it's easy to cut through - they're decently marked. I'm a relatively fit person but I like to take slow hikes with my dogs - the full loop and a little more takes us about 1.5 hours. I love it!!

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1 day ago

I've never been up on the north side of this property so set out in that direction. Went as far as I could, on the horse trails and via the power lines. At one point I could see the Bubbling Brook Ice Cream place in the distance! Came around and into property behind Westwood Gun Club. This area has older, unmaintained trails. A nice trek nonetheless, JUST DO IT!

Love this area. Great for walking the dog & just hiking all the trails. There are so many little trails & a pond of you cross Lakeview road. I've been hiking here for years, often alone (4'11" female) & have never felt in any danger (for the reviewer TM that said women have been assaulted there) I've even locked my keys in my car here & some nice mountain bikers spent about an hour helping me get them out. One of my favorite spots.

Wow, what amazing day. It’s a short hike down on the MA side. We even did it in about a half of inch of snow. Be sure to wear warm socks or bring extras, very wet. But stunning falls. I will be back!

Great hike with a beautiful ending which opens up to the beach!

hiking
2 days ago

Could not gain access to this trail due to the only road to get in is a private way with a keep out sign. I was looking forward to seeing this trail .

I have trail run and hiked here for the past 3 years. I have found many of the people to be neighborly and courteous. There are quite a few dogs off leash but within voice range of owners and well trained and the there are others who should not be off leash. The trails are great and marked well. And I always look forward to a day in the woods there. Many families on foot, also men and women on bikes. I am heading there again today to get my 6 miles in! I highly recommend it as well as donating to keep the trails maintained !

Great hike from the AT trailhead near Jug End up to Mt. Everett. steep climb at the beginning then leisurely hike along a ridge with views. Summit is a bit unremarkable, but nice views from the shelter just below. was snowing throughout our hike with no one else on the trail.

hiking
3 days ago

Quick fairly vertical mildly strenuous hike! Very worth it because of the beautiful view at the top. Rocks were somewhat slippery when we went.

Hiked solo until I made a few friends on the descend from the summit. What I REALLY love the most about this trail and hiking in general is that most of the people you meet on the trail are friendly and encouraging. I would say this is a pretty challenging trail, but that's only because there was about a foot and half of snow on the ground near the summit. Overall, the view from the summit is breath taking and well worth all the effort getting there!

We arrived at the Notch on a Saturday early afternoon and the place was packed with cars. We hiked to the top of Bare mountain in decent time and continued to hike to the next peak called Hitchcock mountain in about 40 minutes.It had good outcrops for viewing.Then we hiked the red trail southward off the back side of Hitchcock mountain to the yellow trail heading east which lead to the main road back to the parking lot . All and all I figure it was just under 5 miles .I recommend this hike because it goes in a loop and it’s not so short as climbing to the top of Bare mountain then back down

???? My 12 year old son and I are relatively new to hiking but are in good physical condition. Is this % grade (10-15% at start, which I realize is steep) something that we can do without feeling totally trashed? We plan on heading out this coming Friday, 4/20. We have a goal of hiking Mt. Washington in mid-June and this hike is on our hit list for prep. Have a great day!

Awesome quick hike to a nice view. Strenuous at some points but fairly easy. When you get to the top veer off to side path to see awesome views from cliffs. Check out the trail log!

Go to this trail on a rainy day and admire the waterfall!

I would give this trail more stars if it was marked. Now that I know the ways to go, I will definitely do it again though.

April 14, 2018 - The trail was not closed and didn't need any repair. No snow, well marked, good trail condition, this was overall a nice trail. However, this trail isn't really "hard", more like a moderate. The gain is spread throughout the whole hike so there is no particularly hard segment. As for the view, maybe it was too early in the season but nothing spectacular. I'm sure it's much nicer when the trees have more foliage. With that being said, it's probably one of the nicest trail around.

An all around great trail! Intermediate in difficulty. No need for micro spikes but poles are suggested. Runs 10%-15% grade for the duration of the trail. I'm glad we did it in the winter when the roads were closed so we did not have to encounter any tourist. With heavy stopping we completed the trail in 3.25 hours. The last part of the trail, once you get into the evergreens, is gorgeous! Cheers!

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful trail with diverse scenery!

NY parking provides an easy family friendly hike to the falls. MA parking gives a short stint of challenging terrain down to the falls, a fun little burst of the hikers high!!

Great, easy, beautiful trails for walking and jogging. Wildlife can be easy to spot too!

Gone several times for short lunch trips, great moderate hike to go on with friends & family.

Great place to get lost in!

There is no parking at the trail head. Park at the YMCA in North Adams and there are signs leading to the trail head. Trail is beautiful. With the snow melting the water was very high and some areas of the trail was under water and a little washed out. Worth a visit!! Beautiful!!

I am a veterinary student in Grafon, MA and love bringing my dog here for study break walks/hikes. Mammoth Trail and Whistling Rock Caves are our favorites when we are feeling a bit adventurous. Taking a walk down to the pond is also an easy relaxing trip.

hiking
6 days ago

Short 3 mile walk featuring some of Borderlands best features. Gorgeous!

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful, serene, trails. Most people adhere to leashed dog rule, although we have been accosted a few times by off leash dogs so if you fear dogs or have a reactive dog be alert.

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