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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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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We walked up Indian Mountain and Squaw Peak trail (as they kind of overlap close to the top) and took Hickey trail down. Makes a circle. Was reading that Hickey trail is very steep. Indian trail is steep too. You are climbing up ..... so be prepared to walk uphill. Depending how fast/slow you walk- the hike is about 1.5-2hrs... More

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Long Island
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Take the Hickey trail up and come back on Squaw. By taking the steeper trail up, it makes for a safer and more relaxing walk back. Views are great! A lot of trail for an hour and 40 minute stroll.

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Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was not the hike we wanted to do - but we didn't have much time, and it was close by. We probably should have guessed from the crowded parking lot that many others had the same idea. We tend to hike in more remote spots, so the number of hikers definitely impacted our ability to enjoy the peace of... More

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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148 reviews 148 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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