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Monument Mountain

Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Owner description: Ascend this popular peak, which once drew 19th-century literary giants, and from its summit gaze across the spectacular landscapes of the Housatonic... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Monument Mountain features 3 trails, Hickey Trail (very steep), Squaw Peak, and Indian Monument Trail. I made a nice loop, avoiding the Hickey (wasn't ready for strenuous in the morning). The trails are well marked and have great signage, which is important if it's your first time there. The vistas are outstanding, offering glorious views of the Berkshires. At the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hike is a very short hike with beautiful 360 degree views at the top! It seems very popular but was not over crowded. There are a few different trails you can take to the top with varying degrees of difficulty. The trails are well maintained and marked with exception of one spot at the top of the squam trail.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

MM is a great family hike for all levels. Once you reach the summit, there is an amazing view of the Berkshires that can't be beat! Every season offers a different and rewarding scenery.

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Ferrara, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nice walk, even if given the time of the year I visited it was most buggy place ever. Mosquitos everywhere, even in my mouth!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We took the more challenging route up and it was about 3 miles round trip. Views are great from the top and it's a good work out.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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146 reviews 146 reviews
67 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was a challenging climb for us as we are not experienced hikers. Yet, it was very doable and fun. Once we reached the top, the views were amazing. Definitely recommend this for someone who wants to experience hiking in the area. There are trees marked with blue dots throughout the trail so you know you are walking the right... More

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Cooperstown, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Had a great morning on Monument Mtn. Climbed up the left side and down the right(tougher) side. Beautiful weather, gorgeous views...just takes about 2 hours!

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Bronx, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

At my age, 66, climb by the so-called easy route was quite a challenge, but definitely worth the struggle. Views on S-P trail were great.

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Didn't climb it this latest trip, but have done so twice and always liked it. A neat view; and if it was good enough for Thoreau and Hawthorne . . . .

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Glens Falls, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Easy to find, clearly-marked trails, and not too strenuous. A great hike for those that don't want to go crazy with a ton of equipment. Good for kids, too, even though we didn't have ours with us. Good views from the top, and no worries about getting lost since there are maps posted in the woods, too. Fun for experienced... More

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