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Address: Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Description: Ascend this popular peak, which once drew 19th-century literary giants...
Ascend this popular peak, which once drew 19th-century literary giants, and from its summit gaze across the spectacular landscapes of the Housatonic River Valley.
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Best Scenic Views in the Berkshires.

From hiking the area, I experienced why Monument Mountain was the subject of art and literature for Bryant, Hawthorne and Melville. The Scenic Views for edges of the mountain are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

From hiking the area, I experienced why Monument Mountain was the subject of art and literature for Bryant, Hawthorne and Melville. The Scenic Views for edges of the mountain are breathtaking. Enjoy and cherish the moments along the trails.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This was a well marked trail and I felt safe hiking alone. It was visited by many on the weekend and I met people along the trail which was comforting. The incline was a good work out and the view was worth the hike up. Nice water feature on the way down. 3 trails options to choose from.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I took a quiet hike once you rose above the adjacent highway. The hike was rigorous with well marked trails and scenic vistas. Very few people on the trail on a nice Saturday morning.

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Linz
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Gentle walk up to the top. Once you're there, you are able to enjoy an amazing view over the landscape of Berkshire County. You're also passing a lovely waterfall with a small cave beside. I highly recommend hiking up the Monument Mountain ;)

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Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We are semi-active novice hikers and found the Hickey Trail quite challenging (but manageable). When you face the trails in the parking lot, Hickey Trail goes right (yellow markers, 30 degree climb) and Indian Monument Trail goes left (blue markers, more gradual climb). As we huffed and puffed up Hickey, we truly enjoyed the fresh running water in the brooks... More 

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Monument Mountain is a wonderful resource located about half way between Stockbridge and Gt. Barrington on route 7. You can choose between trails or harder climbs (depending upon your ability). Fall is generally a busier time of year there. Spectacular views. Great exercise.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A fabulous hike for all ages even though there are a few short steep sections so it isn't considered an easy hike. You can avoid the "summit" which requires a short, steep section and scrambling up boulders, by walking the easy way around (take the trail to the left). Wear good sneakers or hiking boots. Beautiful views from the top.... More 

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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

No matter the age, this is always a wonderful hike. Take your time if you are not in good shape as it is manageable for you going slow. Lots of people love this hike to stay in shape too. The view is gorgeous. Worth the effort for sure.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This hike is lovely and quite short, but I suspect many who read these reviews will be surprised that the hike is not as easy as one might think by reading these reviews. I hike every day in the Berkshires, and there are much easier hikes available closer to Lenox. And truthfully, I've seen plenty of people have moderate trouble... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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188 reviews 188 reviews
37 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nice for a day away to explore and hike! Great scenic views as well and lots to see, do and explore!

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