East Mountain and Ice Gulch

Sheffield, Massachusetts

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This out-and-back hike on the Appalachian Trail (AT) combines splendid views of the Housatonic Valley and Taconic Range with the cooling breezes emanating from the rocky cleft known as Ice Gulch. The return offers a second opportunity to take in the stunning vistas.
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 out-and-back hike on the Appalachian Trail (AT) combines
splendid views of the Housatonic Valley and Taconic Range with
the cooling breezes emanating from the rocky cleft known as
Ice Gulch. The return offers a second opportunity to take in the
stunning vistas.

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

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Sheffield
Distance: 7.2
Elevation Gain: 680 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4-4.5 hours
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Massachusetts Division of Conservation and Recreation, Regional Office, P.O. Box 1433 (740 South Street), Pittsfield, MA 01202 (413-442-8928)
Local Maps: USGS Great Barrington; ATC Map of AT in MA and CT; MA sections 7–9
Driving Directions: Directions to East Mountain and Ice Gulch

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