Warner Hill

Dalton, Massachusetts

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This is an enjoyable hike on the Appalachian Trail through northern hardwoods interspersed with evergreens. Warner Hill’s partially cleared summit yields a pleasing view of Mount Greylock. Cross to the south side of the road (be alert for traffic speeding downhill around the curve) and ascend the rather steep slope on the white-blazed Appalachian Trail (AT) lined with white ash, red maple, black cherry, and American beech. Note the interesting steplike gneiss rock outcrop studded with quartz crystals. As you level out, prince’s pine and cedar clubmoss—ancient nonflowering plants—add a fairyland quality to the forest floor. On the right stands a fine yellow birch, one of the classic northern hardwood forest indicators.
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)

This is an enjoyable hike on the Appalachian Trail through northern hardwoods interspersed with evergreens. Warner Hill’s partially cleared summit yields a pleasing view of Mount Greylock.

Cross to the south side of the road (be alert for traffic speeding downhill around the curve) and ascend the rather steep slope on the white-blazed Appalachian Trail (AT) lined with white ash, red maple, black cherry, and American beech. Note the interesting steplike gneiss rock outcrop studded with quartz crystals. As you level out, prince’s pine and cedar clubmoss—ancient nonflowering plants—add a fairyland quality to the forest floor. On the right stands a fine yellow birch, one of the classic northern hardwood forest indicators.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Dalton
Distance: 6.3
Elevation Gain: 430 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3-3.5 hours
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: The AT in Massachusetts is maintained by volunteers of the Berkshire Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Appalachian Trail Management Committee (413-528-6333; amcberkshire.org/at; at@berkshire.org).
Local Maps: USGS Pittsfield East
Driving Directions: Directions to Warner Hill

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