Berlin Mountain

Williamstown, Massachusetts 1267

Berlin Mountain

Berlin Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"A challenging loop route, straight up the east face of the Taconic Range to its highest peak in Massachusetts. Views of Mount Greylock from Berlin Mountain’s flat summit are particularly pleasing, and an enchanting little waterfall adds to your enjoyment at the end of the hike.

Small wooden signs at the parking area read “Class of ’33 Trail” and “WRLF Loop Trail.” Williams College Outing Club students cut the trail that year. A newer sign reads “Class of ’33 (Berlin Mount) Trail, Blue Blaze, Berlin Mount Summit 2.5” and points into the forest, where you will emerge later. Instead, walk back down the gravel road that you just drove on for approximately 300 feet and look for a sign on a white birch tree on the right. You will enter a forest of white and yellow birches, red spruce, red maple, and striped maple; follow blue blazes as you descend easily. The trees in this forest are mostly young."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
1,545 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.75-3.25 hours
Property crossed by this route is owned by Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation the town of Williamstown, Williams College, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, and private owners. Taconic Crest Trail is maintained by the Taconic Hiking Club, 39 Campagna Drive, Albany, NY 12205.
Local Contacts
AMC Massachusetts Trail Map #1: C1; USGS Berlin
Local Maps

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Jul 2018