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This was a good short hike. Markings are clear along the trail, however, some of them can be pretty fairly spaced apart so just be aware - I went off trail a couple of times but didn’t get turned around too bad.

Great quick hike beautiful waterfall. There was a dusting of snow there today

6 days ago

Nice quick hike with beautiful views of the valley.

on Tannery Falls Trail

6 days ago

Both roads to this trail are either closed or not maintained in the winter(Dec-May). Beware. I plan to go back in the spring time when the road looks better.

short hike, but reasonably challenging. a few muddy paths, so wear your boots or done be afraid to hike the rocks. be wary of random holes if you take the latter and a dog. GORGEOUS pathways, a true treasure hiding in plain site. met another dog and their human, a pleasant experience in all. tge falls to no river sold out for me. 10/10 would return.

Great views of the falls and an overlook of Hudson! A real hidden gem.

A simple hike to a pretty place. I brought my parrot there for great pictures!

I adore this trail. We've done it many times. We usually hike in with sandwiches and eat at the base of the falls.

We found this to be a strenuous hike. The trails were well marked but, white markers are tough to see in the snow. Parts of the Hopper Trail were a sheet of ice. I wore crampons for miles. Yesterday’s rain froze much of the trail, where it wasn’t flooded. The view from Greylock was breathtaking. We could see the wind turbines, and although I typically dislike monuments on top of mountains (Think High Point, NJ), the monument on Greylock is simply beautiful. We wished the lodge was open. There was an open composting toilet at the top of the Hopper trail. In summary, leave extra time and spikes are a must.

12.30.18. This is a drop dead gorgeous trail, with the spectacular falls providing plenty of incentive to do it. The rating for this hike is Easy, but I beg to differ. With an elevation gain of over 1000 feet in about 1.5 miles, and four stream crossings, at least one of which is scramble-worthy, this has to be at least Moderate. If you're feeling wobbly, it might be best to get up to the falls and then turn back, rather than attempt to cross the stream by the falls as it's something of a challenge, especially in winter. If you do this, make sure you have decent, waterproof boots! But altogether, a wonderful out and back hike of 3.1 miles, which took us 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete.

easy trail couldn't find the reservoir

Beautiful trail. I did not get to go past the falls but will definitely be back to finish.

12.5.18. Well marked trail — follow the blue blazes. Steep climb begins at the half mile point for about a mile. You can rest at a lean-to near where the Hopper trail begins. Beautiful hike through hemlock forest with the eponymous brook roaring away for the first half mile. It’s December, so quite a bit of snow and ice on the path and it became a skating rink at about a mile in requiring some off-piste walking. Definitely prepare for this trip — good boots, water, walking stick etc. It says it’s hard and, in places, it is.

Great Hike!!! Amazing views, highly recommend. 3.5 miles or so if you hike to the top.

Bring micro spikes. The top of Thunderbolt and the summit are slippery with black ice. Also, stay clear of the potential for falling ice from the monument. We had a great day, taking our time, with sunny skis and temps in the mid 30s. I enjoyed this walk and the summit views are pretty spectacular. We spotted a weasel, the cutest little predator ever. He was undaunted by us as he was so busy hunting field mice. All in all- fabulous hike and memorable experience.

Super scenic! Easy reverse hike (downhill first). Pretty sure it’s only 1 mile total.

This was a good journey! Parts of this trail had very few people. Great views, and lots of space at the peak so everyone can stake out a vantage point which is nice. I felt like I got a good workout in without it being strenuous. Lots of trails in the area too, so I'll be back soon to explore. Did this loop in 2.5 hours (with a few stops at the peak)

This trek starts at the defunct Mountain Park which was a turn of the century amusement park. The course leads you around the fenced-in park and up to the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail which is part of the New England Trail signed off by Obama a few years ago. There was a nice waterfall this day as the rain has been steady. One trail option is up the old Mt Tom ski trail, you can see the old ski buildings which are in a state of disrepair. Once on top the white blazed trail leads you across the Mt Tom MM trail with stunning views of Easthampton below. Keep going to Deadtop then the Mt Tom summit before heading down the paved road by the B-17 Memorial site. A Flying Fortress crashed here on return from Grandby, Newfoundland. All aboard were sadly lost. Stop and pray for those young boys, their lives cut short. Return via the reservoir with beautiful views of the Mt Tom and the ridgeline you just hiked! Enjoy!

Great trail! We went around clockwise and the views were spectacular - even on a blustery November day. The trails are marked and we checked at every junction to confirm our direction. Many trails in this reservation - wonderful area.

11/8/18. What a gem. Follow the yellow blazes for a leisurely loop trip through white pine and hemlock woods with the very pretty Hale Swamp showing off a spectacular example of a beaver dam. Also, look out for confluent waterfalls (best after rains) downstream from the swamp. Took us just over an hour including stops to ooh and aah.

nice place easy walk to the falls . go during rainy period . the more water ,the better the falls looks .

Great trail....starts steep right off the bat. Have to cross the water a few times getting to the top. Great views of the upper falls. AT to Everett is steep but worth the hike. Ran / Hiked rt 41 to Everett and back in 2 1/2 hrs.

2 months ago

What a delightful small gem of a trail! I can understand the concerns of neighbors in the vicinity of the trail; there is simply no room to park without impacting them, but the good news is that from the YMCA (or school parking, if you're there on the weekend) it is only 3 tenths of a mile to the trailhead, through the woods and over the stream on a bridge and then a short walk on the streets. The entire trail is a delight; quality not quantity. At the very end, your view of the falls is limited unless you scramble over some rock, but only about 20 yards of them; if it's warm enough to take off your boots or shoes, it's easy to go right up to the base of the falls where there is a divine 4 ft. deep swimming hole. The falls cascade down into a sort of amphitheater, with steep rock on every side. Beautiful!!

Pretty straight forward, crowded however in summer with a lot of of bathers in the falls! Fun for kids.

Very wet trail...falls were very nice and worth the trip. Do the Ross Brook Trail and will make the loop trail worth it...Ross Brook follows the brook and us s nice moderate hike. Falls is what makes this trip.

2 months ago

Casually maintained but pretty (and quiet). Don’t go after heavy rains- mud problematic

Super nice hike. Well marked trails. Most people are really dog friendly.

3 months ago

A short tenth of a mile to the falls from the parking lot. Falls were great. Picnic tables available at the falls. Rest of the trail to the pond was not marked that I could see. It’s not a difficult walk but there are rocks to climb on and over.

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