Mount Greylock Loop

Adams, Massachusetts 01220

Mount Greylock Loop

Mount Greylock Loop Professional Guide

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"This short overnight loop uses the Hopper Trail, the Money Brook Trail, and the A.T. to form a hike through the Mount Greylock State Reservation, which is situated on 11,000 acres.

The highlight is the summit of Mount Greylock (the highest point in Massachusetts), where the first observation tower in the nation to charge admission was once located. The summit now boasts the Massachusetts War Memorial (no fee), a stone structure on the site of the former observation tower."

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100 Classic Hikes in New England (The Mountaineers Books)
Jeffrey Romano
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"Towering nearly 1000 feet over the rest of southern New England, Mount Greylock’s 3491-foot summit shines in the heart of the Berkshires. Traversed by a popular road and frequented by many visitors, the mountain can feel overwhelming to hikers seeking tranquillity. Fortunately, Mount Greylock is blessed with a network of trails that leads adventurers to quieter vistas, roaring streams, forested ridgelines, tumbling waterfalls, and wildlife-filled hollows. This daylong excursion, with overnight opportunities, will invigorate and invite you to partake in future treks to its heights. Choose midweek or offseason to avoid crowds; otherwise, smile and add people-watching to your day’s entertainment." Read more
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Rene Laubach
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"A long, strenuous day hike spanning four summits, including the state’s highest peak, and arguably the most sensational panoramic vista in the entire commonwealth—just one of six along the route. The most exhilarating hiking the Berkshires has to offer!" Read more

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Dec 2018