Monument Mountain Reservation

Great Barrington, Massachusetts 1230

Monument Mountain Reservation

Monument Mountain Reservation Professional Review and Guide

"It would be daunting to name another hike as steeped in history as Monument Mountain. Some 20,000 hikers annually enjoy a pilgrimage to its fabulously picturesque summit of jagged quartzite boulders capped by pitch pine. Begin at the map kiosk shaded by Depression-era red pines, where trail maps are sometimes available. Visitors are encouraged to support the nonprofit The Trustees of Reservations with a donation. From the kiosk, turn right and head north on blue-blazed Hickey Trail.

White pines, black cherries, red maples, red oaks, and white ashes tower above sapling American beech, witch hazel, and striped maples that have smooth greenish trunks. Given that Monument Mountain Reservation was established in 1899, the forest here has had more than 100 years to regenerate. As a result, many white pines and oaks are of impressive proportions."

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Trail Information

Great Barrington
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.7
Distance
765 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
The Trustees of Reservations, Western Regional Office, P.O. Box 792, Stockbridge, MA 01262 (413-298-3239; thetrustees.org).
Local Contacts
USGS Great Barrington, USGS Stockbridge; trail map available online
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018