March Cataract Trail

Williamstown, Massachusetts 1267

Elevation Gain349ft
Trailhead Elevation2,412ft
Elevation Min/Max2274/2505ft
Elevation Start/End2412/2412ft

March Cataract Trail

March Cataract Trail is a hiking trail in Williamstown, Massachusetts. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 2,412 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 349 feet. The Spruce Group Site camp site can be seen along the trail. There are also restrooms along the trail. The trail ends near the Cherry Group Site, Chimney Group Site, and Balsam Group Site camp sites.

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Hiking Waterfalls in New England (Falcon Guides)
Eli Burakian
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"High up on the side of Mount Greylock, Massachusetts’s tallest mountain, this beautiful stepped falls is best seen early in the season or after some wet weather. In combination with a trip to the summit, this makes for a nice multifaceted outing." Read more
Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island (The Mountaineers Books)
Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr
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"From the War Memorial tower on the summit of the state’s highest mountain, kids will be able to see New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock and the Adirondacks (115 miles away) to the north. In addition to the roads, nearly a dozen trails, including the Appalachian Trail, lead to the peak of Mount Greylock in Mount Greylock State Reservation. Sneakers won’t do on this hike—the climbs and descents are challenging, especially as you drop into the ravine toward the waterfall. Smaller children or those with little hiking experience may find this one too demanding. To the left of the radio tower and behind the adjacent building, the blue-blazed Overlook Trail begins a modest descent. This wide path acts as a streambed during the rainy spring season (waterproof footwear is recommended then). In 0.3 mile, the trail crosses Notch Road and reenters the woods on a new section of trail that is somewhat indistinct but well blazed." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Mount Greylock State Reservation, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Local Contacts
USGS North Adams, Cheshire
Local Maps

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Dec 2018