Devils Pulpit and Squaw Peak Trail

Housatonic, Massachusetts 1236

Devils Pulpit and Squaw Peak Trail

Devils Pulpit and Squaw Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide

"There is no question that this is the real thing—a true mountain. The climb is steady and the effort is well rewarded by breathtaking panoramas from atop the rocky summit called Squaw Peak. According to ancient folklore, a Native American maiden was hurled from the mountaintop because she fell in love with a brave from an enemy tribe.

On the mountain’s southern slope is a stone cairn that is supposed to have been built by sympathetic people as a monument to the maiden. Our three-year-old led the way to the top, but it may be tough going on some little legs. You might want to do as we did and carry an empty child carrier for the smaller one whose initial intentions were nobler than his or her stamina."

Devils Pulpit and Squaw Peak Trail Reviews

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9/14/2009
Nice hike, Parking lot full but trail swallowed them up. We liked all that Melvill/Hawthorn stuff. Makes them people, not high school english papers.
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Trail Information

Housatonic
Nearby City
2.8
Distance
900 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
April to November
Season
The Trustees of Reservations, Western Management (Monument Mountain)
Local Contacts
USGS Great Barrington, Stockbridge
Local Maps

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Jul 2018