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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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Glens Falls, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Hudson, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took the main trail to the left, which turned out to be gradual, and very easy. At the top, there are very steep steps, and we decided not to go the whole way. The way down, on the Hickey Trail, was steeper and more beautiful, with small waterfalls and logs bridging the stream in two places. Most walkers had... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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52 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is an excellent hike up to the summit - there are options re the degree of difficulty or steepness of one's ascent or descent, but it is worth it. The view at the top is excellent and we should have packed a lunch.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Just challenging enough. The directions on the app takes you to 82 Railroad St ( this is the middle of town ) and we had to turn around and drive 4 miles back to the monument trail which is located across from the Monument High school. Trails in some areas are rocky and steep. No facilities. I would go again.

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Rochester, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was our first visit and we had a good afternoon hike. The mountain has a 1600 foot summit with beautiful 360 views on a clear day. We found the hike challenging at times with sections of steep inclines, ledges and slick quartzite and roots to navigate. The views on Squaw Peak were well worth the work to get there.

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Yonkers, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Nice hike done it many times as a kid and adult. Always great. Any season. Nice views. Be in some kind of shape

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rochester
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Depending on you skill level this can be a great hike. Some steep trails but the online maps are very helpful. The views at the top are lovely.

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We hiked the entire trail and the trip up to the top was challenging and beautiful. Picturesque waterfalls and a fantastic view at the top.

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White Plains, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

wonderful 2.5 hours to the top and back. I think we may have taken a little detour, but it was terrific. just challenging enough. good for all ages.

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Hopkinton, MA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We hiked Monument Mountain in January 2013, and decided to do it again when we were back in the Berkshires in January 2014. It was a beautiful sunny day, but COLD, 11 degrees at the base. It had snowed a few inches the night before, and we were the first to hike the Indian Monument Trail in the new snow.... More

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