Granville State Forest

Granville, Massachusetts

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Forest roads and double-track trails bisect this state forest known for wildlife. Granville State Forest is a wild patch of more than 2,000 acres perched at the southeastern edge of the Berkshire Plateau. There are large expanses of swampy forest and shallow beaver ponds along with steep ravines and turbulent brooks. The western half of Granville is circumscribed by three wide dirt roads and a double-track trail filled with whoopdedoos passing through deep forest. Wildlife is much more plentiful here than in many other state forests, with black bears being particularly common.
Discover the Berkshires of Massachusetts

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Discover the Berkshires of Massachusetts

by Charles W.G. Smith & Susan A. Smith (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Forest roads and double-track trails bisect this state forest known for wildlife. Granville State Forest is a wild patch of more than 2,000 acres perched at the southeastern edge of the Berkshire Plateau.

There are large expanses of swampy forest and shallow beaver ponds along with steep ravines and turbulent brooks. The western half of Granville is circumscribed by three wide dirt roads and a double-track trail filled with whoopdedoos passing through deep forest. Wildlife is much more plentiful here than in many other state forests, with black bears being particularly common.

©  Charles W.G. Smith & Susan A. Smith/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Granville
Distance: 4.8
Elevation Gain: 250 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management
Local Maps: USGS Southwick
Driving Directions: Directions to Granville State Forest

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