Hoosac Range Trail to Spruce Hill

North Adams, Massachusetts 01247

Hoosac Range Trail to Spruce Hill

Hoosac Range Trail to Spruce Hill Professional Review and Guide

"A largely out-and-back hike on a portion of fabled Mahican Mohawk Trail that follows the spine of the Hoosac Range to a stunning vista atop Spruce Hill. This is a longer but less traveled option to Spruce Hill than via Busby Trail.

The route begins at an elevation of more than 2,000 feet at a wooden kiosk complete with a large trail map. Walk up into the fern-rich forest of northern hard-woods—American beech, red maple, birch, and oak. The path is demarcated by red on white blazes on trees. Hobblebush (viburnum) is abundant in the
understory along the mostly level trail. There are a few damp spots along the path, and oaks soon become dominant. It’s an interesting mix of forest types; northern hardwoods versus oaks with southern affinities."

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Trail Information

North Adams
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.4
Distance
540 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5-3.5 hours
Duration
Berkshire Natural Resources Council, 20 Bank Row, Pittsfield, MA 01201 (413-499-0596; bnrc.net). Spruce Hill summit is in Savoy Mountain State Forest, 260 Central Shaft Road, Florida, MA 01247 (413-663-8469 or 413-664-4800; mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/savoy-mt- state-forest-generic.html).
Local Contacts
USGS North Adams; trail map available online
Local Maps

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Jul 2018