Benedict Pond Loop and Ledges

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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This loop includes circumambulation of one of the Berkshires’ most scenic ponds, spiced up with a fine laurel bloom in late June, and a splendid viewpoint from The Ledges.
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 loop includes circumambulation of one of the Berkshires’
most scenic ponds, spiced up with a fine laurel bloom in late June,
and a splendid viewpoint from The Ledges.

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

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Great Barrington
Distance: 2.5
Elevation Gain: 240 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: 69 Blue Hill Road, P.O. Box 97 Monterey, MA 01245 (413-528-0904; mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/beartown-state-forest.html)
Local Maps: USGS Great Barrington; trail maps available online at the trailhead and at park headquarters
Driving Directions: Directions to Benedict Pond Loop and Ledges

Recent Trail Reviews

6/27/2016
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Perfect little hike for kids. I carried my 2 yo in a pack, as there are lots of ruts and rocks to trip on for a toddler, but a 4 yo could probably walk the whole loop.



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