Mount Greylock Trail

Maple Grove, Massachusetts 01339

Mount Greylock Trail

Mount Greylock Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Climbing the east side of Mount Greylock, Massachusetts’ highest peak, via the Gould Trail is one of our favorite hikes, for a couple of reasons. First, there’s parking at the trailhead, reachable even without four-wheel-drive; and, second, it’s located near North Adams, a town we enjoy for other reasons. The Gould Trail is named for a local family that still operates a working farm at the base of the mountain in Adams.

Even on a perfect, sunny Sunday, this trail is lightly used, so nobody will hear you (other than your hiking buddy) if you huff and puff a little bit as you ascend the steeps. Another nice feature of the Gould Trail; lf you run out of steam and decide that maybe you don’t feel like tackling the summit, you can hike to the waterfalls at 1.6 miles and head back, feeling like you’ve accomplished something. You might be tempted to loop back on the Cheshire Harbor Trail, but we wouldn’t—it’s a snowmobile trail, while the Gould Trail is open to snowshoer hikers only."

Mount Greylock Trail Reviews

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This was a nice, moderate winter hike that I did with a pretty large group of about 14 in February. We abandoned plans to take the Thunderbolt trail up (to ski down) because of lack of good enough snow, and took the Gould Trail all the way up instead. It proved to be a nice climb, with nothing too steep or difficult. Crampons were a good idea on this hike, though not 100 percent necesary. It was an enjoyable way to spend the day - and the view at the top is nice too on a clear day. Definitely worth it.

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Trail Information

Maple Grove
Nearby City
2,061 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours
Mount Greylock State Reservation
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Aug 2018