Pine Cobble Trail

Williamstown, Massachusetts 1267

Elevation Gain1,297ft
Trailhead Elevation696ft
Elevation Min/Max695/1883ft
Elevation Start/End696/696ft

Pine Cobble Trail

Pine Cobble Trail is a hiking trail in Williamstown, Massachusetts. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 696 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,297 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. Along the trail there are conservations. The trail ends near Pine Cobble (elevation 1,880 feet).

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"This popular short hike leads to a quartzite limestone summit overlooking the Hoosic Valley and the Greylock Range."

"This trail, a favorite among Williams College students, begins just a short distance from campus. (The Williams Outing Club also publishes a trail guide.) It is a family favorite as well because the well-worn path means that even children not yet adept at following blazes can lead the hike.

The ascent is continuous and rocky at times, but with a few rest stops children should have no trouble reaching the large, open summit. There, they will delight in scaling the quartzite boulders while the adults take in the expansive view of the valley and nearby mountain ranges. The Pine Cobble Trail is also an access trail to the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail."

"Nearly 100 miles of the 2167-mile Appalachian Trail are located in Berkshire County. This section, near the Vermont border, is notable for snowshoe hikers. The trail runs alongside Sherman Brook for a long stretch, so you’ll see Mother Nature’s ice sculptures in the water and frozen waterfalls. Petes Spring is another highlight, and you’ll see numerous deer tracks along the trail.

The trail follows the Appalachian Trail for part of the way, but rather than continue your hike into Vermont, you’ll circle back on the Pine Cobble Trail, leading to the pretty college town of Williamstown. Leave a car in Williamstown, at the trailhead on Cole Avenue, or arrange for pickup here. Williamstown, home of Williams College, has a lively downtown and several good places to eat, plus lots of options for live music and entertainment."

"A partial-loop hike up the sunny oak- and sheep laurel–covered slopes of East Mountain, the southern terminus of the Green Mountains, to a quartzite- and pitch pine–studded summit and some of the most stunning views in the region."

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Jul 2018