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The trail is nicely maintained and marked, and there are some very nice views at the top of the meadow as well as interesting trees and whatnot in the wooded areas. The recent rain made parts of the trail particularly wet for our outing today, but it was not terrible. There is ample parking (Williamstown Side on Mason Road), which is always a plus.

Nice hike on a bluebird day in July with my two young daughters (9 and 7 years). Beautiful mountain meadow with great vista views of Taconic and Greylock ranges. Also Forrest hike includes a summit (no view from summit due to trees). Many maples, oaks and pines with fern ground cover. There are three different trails in the preserve and all three need not be done. (Niles, summit and Loop is what the signage says). There is also an entrance on Mass side at end of gravel road (Mason road) off rte 7.

Decent, easy hike. Good for pets. While the main trail marked here is well maintained some of the side trails seem less so. The birch brook trail was pretty poorly marked when I hiked back in August. I never tried it in winter. Still, it's not a bad place to go for something simple.

One other thing, there is limited parking. You could probably get away with parking on the road.

Suggest up Stoney Ledge trail, enjoy the view then down Roaring Brook for a nice loop.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

My kiddos and I hiked all the trails of this little gem today (there are more than shown here -- about 4 miles in total). We saw only one other group of travelers and otherwise had the trails all to ourselves. The trails are marked beautifully, and the field trails are well maintained. Unfortunately, many of the wooded trails have been crowded in by brush (including lots of wild raspberries -- especially on the South Trail -- ouch), We did run into lots of muddy areas (a few marshy areas as well), but I'm assuming the mud dries out as the Summer season draws on.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Pleasant and easy 4.2 miles

Monday, February 20, 2017

Took roaring brook trail from the parking then veered onto Stony Ledge trail to the Vista. Stony Ledge trail is pretty steep in spots. Was about a foot of heavy wet snow so snowshoes were a must. Took Sperry road back to the Roaring brook trail which brought me back to the parking lot. Great hike on a beautiful day. Looking forward to doing it again in the summer and fall.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

This place is a nice, easy hike/trip. There are a few different trails that can be picked. More info can be found by looking up Feild Farm on thetrustees.org as this is one of their properties. They have trail maps available there. When you turn down Sloan Rd you will drive for a bit and the property is on the right. You will turn down the driveway and then follow the sign for the trail parking. It is a small parking lot (maybe 5 cars). The little pond is nice. I picked this place because it was the first time I had ever gone snowshoeing so I wanted someplace with mostly flat land but some small hills. This place was a perfect place for me.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The trails are well maintained, there are quite a few informational placards scattered about (both historical and ecological in nature), and the skill-level was exactly what I wanted for a "quick hike" with my kids (ages 10 and 15). My only (teeny tiny) complaint is that the trails aren't marked at the junction; thankfully it is easy enough to select the correct trail based on the map.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

great walk! 5 women ages 50+ and a wonderful yellow lab thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful hike.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Stony Ledge Trail is accessed from the Roaring Brook Trail off Roaring Brook Road in Williamstown. This trail is decent little workout with 1,460 foot elevation gain in under 2 miles - no scrambling, just (steep) slope. The real treat at the top is the panoramic view at Stony Ledge - looking 1,000 feet down into the Hopper valley, across to Mount Greylock summit, and north into Vermont - a view of the mountain from the mountain. It was originally cut as a ski/foot trail in the 1930s by the CCC, but long since then it would be a challenge to try and ski it today.

Monday, January 04, 2016

This is a gorgeous walk with a steady, but not taxing upward walk until reaching the hight of land, then a gradual descent upon the return. A real tresure.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Beautiful trails

Friday, September 18, 2015

Nice parking. Well maintained. Nice wooded trail and open meadow trail. Challenging run. Nice walk with dog. Beautiful view in meadow at sunset. No view at summit.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Nice quiet area in the woods

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lots to enjoy!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

For hiking, nothing too special. Steep rocky descent. Probably more fun to ski it!

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