Saddle Ball Mountain

Adams, Massachusetts

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While stopping short of the Mount Greylock summit, this hike has its own delights—a flower-filled hillside meadow offering incredible views and a damp boreal forest atop Saddle Ball Mountain, where sphagnum moss carpets the ground.
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

by Rene Laubach (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

While stopping short of the Mount Greylock summit, this hike has its own delights—a flower-filled hillside meadow offering incredible views and a damp boreal forest atop Saddle Ball Mountain, where sphagnum moss carpets the ground.

© 2015 Rene Laubach/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Adams
Distance: 10.4
Elevation Gain: 1,675 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6-7 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Mount Greylock State Reservation is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, P.O. Box 138, Lanesborough, MA 01237 (413-499-4262; mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/ region-west/mt-greylock-state-reservation-generic.html/).
Local Maps: AMC Massachusetts Trail Map #1: D4; USGS Cheshire, North Adams; trail map available online
Driving Directions: Directions to Saddle Ball Mountain

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