Jug End State Reservation and Wildlife Management Area

Egremont, Massachusetts 1230

Jug End State Reservation and Wildlife Management Area

Jug End State Reservation & Wildlife Management Area Professional Review and Guide

"Bucolic meadows with a stunning backdrop of ridges clothed in mixed woodlands beckon hikers to enjoy a landscape reverting to a time before commercial development. This is a great hike to take with young children, and a fine place to bird watch or cross-country ski.

The Jug End Loop Trail begins at the far (south) end of the parking area near the concrete footing of the former barn’s silo. The massive deluxe cattle barn that once stood here was turned into a hotel in 1935. A brief climb in two steps leads to an old wood road where you turn right to follow blue blazes. Sugar maple, white ash, and black cherry form a canopy over the path. Signs of former habitation include daffodil and yew plantings and lengths of rusty barbed wire. A substantial stone walls dissects the meadow below to your right. Up the slope to your left is an old apple orchard."

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Trail Information

Egremont
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
2.9
Distance
365 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Mount Washington State Forest, RD 3, East Street, Mount Washington, MA 01258 (413-528-0330; mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/jug-end-state-reservation-and-wildlife-management- area.html)
Local Contacts
USGS Great Barrington; trail map available online and may also be available at parking area
Local Maps

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Jul 2018