Monument Mountain Professional Review and Guide
"The signature Berkshire hike featuring spectacular cliffs, breathtaking views, history, and ever-present raptors soaring overhead. Over the past few years the trail system at Monument Mountain has undergone extensive renovation. The result is paths, blazed in white, that guide you to the mountain’s signature spots, including Devil’s Pulpit and Squaw Peak (previously not accessible by maintained footpaths). The irony is that of the 20,000 people who hike Monument each year, the majority never go to either Devil’s Pulpit or Squaw Peak. Instead they hike to the first promontory, turn around, and thereby miss some of the most spectacular sights in the Berkshires.
The route followed on this hike—one of our favorites— allows you to experience all the fascinating places on the mountain that most visitors miss. It’s rather easy for the majority of the way but does become strenuous on reaching the summit ridge. Here the trail becomes steep with a few scrambles."