Beartown State Forest

Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230

Beartown State Forest

Beartown State Forest Professional Review and Guide

"Eight miles east of Great Barrington. A comfortable pond loop and challenging, often tricky-to-follow bridle trail loop explore the scenic woodland of this state forest.

Special attractions: Benedict Pone, beaver ponds and swamps, rich deciduous forest, limited vista, flowering shrubs and wildflowers, wildlife discovery, fall foliage."

Beartown State Forest Reviews

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7/28/2008
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9/23/2001
The pond loop is short but beautiful. I thought I would extend my hike on something labeled Bridle Trail, just west of Benedict Pond, but it was really an ATV trail. This is just my opinion, but I think ATVs ruin trails. This one was so gashed up, eroded and rutted that no one would want to hike on it. Beartown needs more trails just for hikers.
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Trail Information

Great Barrington
Nearby City
11.5
Distance
450 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Spring through fall for hiking, day-use: 8AM to sunset.
Season
Beartown State Forest, 413-528-0904
Local Contacts
State forest map.
Local Maps