Relatively challenging for the first half mile up but after that it was a nice wooded walk!

What a lovely full-day hike. It can be a little confusing at the beginning, as there's a lot of trails shooting off, few blazes, and no cell service to check so it was unclear which trail I should be taking at first but once you start gaining elevation, it becomes much clearer. There are a few steep parts but the main thing that makes this hard is the length. Lovely breezes, and I definitely recommend the .1mi "detour" to the Money Brook waterfall and to follow the route to Stony Ledge and the Haley Farm Trail instead of taking shorter Hopper all the way down, even if you're tired. Both are fantastic. Bonus - very few people (on a weekday) and everyone was maintaining distance, putting on masks when others were close, etc.

Wonderful trail, the Phelps part is like walking on carpet, so soft. I added going up to Berlin Mountain, which also was an comfortable hike. I hike the first time by myself, and felt I could manage just fine. Great view towards Mt. Greylock at the top. And the best part: birds and bird song all the way.

A couple downed trees from recent storm. Steep ascent up Phelps - tough on the asthma. Descent down Mills fairly easy on the knees. Lots of dead leaves make for some slippery spots. GREAT views at the top once you hit Taconic. A nice place to rest after that steep climb!

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flooded
rocky
12 days ago

I found the trail hard not moderate. Trail markers at bottom were clear at end more faded. ATV’s have spoiled part of the trail where it crosses two other trails. It was a challenge but enjoyable.

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muddy
13 days ago

Definitely a challenging hike that makes a lot of sense starting by the brook and traveling through the hopper, then going to each mountain ending with Greylock, and coming down hopper Trail. Offers some of the most fantastic views I’ve ever seen on a hike. Conditions were a little muddy, but it rained the night before so understandable. Definitely some issues with mayflies, but it’s also May LOL summit of Greylock absolutely worth the climb with breathtaking views! However, also had it’s physically challenging moments. Get a couple hikes under your belt before trying this long one!

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muddy
15 days ago

We did all the loops but the south trail. Very pretty trails. You get a little of everything, pond, cave/rocks, views. Can’t go wrong with this trail. There were quite a few muddy spots that were a little tricky but doable.

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18 days ago

The weather was a little disruptive, but we went to the caves and hiked the loop for 3 miles. Nice views regardless, the overcast skies made for some nice pictures!

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muddy
18 days ago

Muddy in the field area but good conditions throughout trail. Dog-friendly. Ability to social distance on trail. Descent a little tough on the knees.

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21 days ago

Great Day!!

I would call this more of a walk in the woods than a hike, but it wasn’t terrible. For me personally, it was a little anticlimactic, with the only views being on the road in the very beginning where you park. It says there is a loop but at absolutely no point did I see where there was any other trail or markers, and I looked hard - no south loop like in the picture.Since I’m not a fan of out and back trails it was a little boring. Other than those two things, it was a relaxing hike, mostly up and then down on your way back. Nice mix of old hemlock forest and newer growth and fields. A few large trees down from the recent wind storms but the trail is clear enough. It There’s some old stone walls and fencing which I always love finding. It took me exactly 2 hours to complete and wasn’t overly strenuous.

cool views! opportunities for further hiking at the top, good picnic spot. so steep!

So. Hard. But totally worth it to see both waterfalls.

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rocky
scramble
27 days ago

This is a wonderful wooded walk. Clear path and a delightful river called Birch Brook you crossover a few times. Certain parts were quite muddy and wet but an easy to follow walk in the woods without too much incline

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snow
27 days ago

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muddy
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Technically the valley trail but we wandered off and on. From chimney hill Wilmington to mount snow golf course.

What a lovely hike! Didn't have any expectations, nor had I ever heard of this hike, and I was pleasantly surprised! Not many views, but if you turn around going up Phelps at perfect times you will see Greylock in her glory! A pretty dry trail. You go up and up and up until you hit the Tacinic Crest Trail. Very well marked loop!!

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