Mount Everett

Sheffield, Massachusetts 01257

Mount Everett

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"The highest peak in the southern Berkshires, Mount Everett prominently stands out among a sea of lower 2000-foot summits. Rising sharply from the east, the mountain’s steep slopes are carved by Race Brook as it flows down a series of long cascades. To the north, picturesque Guilder Pond’s blue waters and laurel-filled forests lie in a serene basin atop Everett’s high ridgeline. From the summit, rocky outcrops amid a dwarf pitch pine–scrub oak forest offer those who venture to its heights numerous views of the surrounding countryside. Mount Everett’s great variety provides plentiful year-round enjoyment."

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Best of the Appalachian Trail Day Hikes (Menasha Ridge Press)
Leonard M. Adkins & Victoria and Frank Logue
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"The goal of this day hike is to reach the summit of Mount Everett, Massachusetts’s ninth-highest mountain, where you will have a commanding view of the Taconic and Berkshire Ranges, the Housatonic River Valley, and the distant Catskills. You will pass by a number of waterfalls on the Race Brook Trail as you make your way up to the A.T. The highest one is nearly 100 feet tall. From the trailhead on MA 41, hike west on the blue-blazed Race Brook Falls Trail. In 0.25 mile, the gradual ascent will get steeper as you climb out of the valley. At mile 1.0, there is a fine view of the Housatonic Valley, and at mile 1.5, reach a designated campsite with a privy and a platform for tents. In another 0.5 mile, reach the junction with the A.T. Turn right on the A.T. and begin climbing the south side of Mount Everett. After a 0.75-mile rocky and often steep climb, you will reach the open summit of Mount Everett." Read more

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Trail Information

Sheffield
Nearby City
7.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
6 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Views, Waterfalls
Features
USGS: Bash Bish Falls, MA
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Dec 2018