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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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Amazing view over Berkshire County, MA

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Linz
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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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
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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The trail is easy if you take the trail to the right. Make sure that you find the look out point for a view over the entire valley. The trail to the left along Route 7 has a bunch of rocky places at the start, but finishes up well. I am in my fifties and in pretty good shape, so... More 

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Adams, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The mountain is easily accessable. Has multiple trails and is a fairly quick hike. Ametuers and new hikers wouldnt have trouble. This place is cool.

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England
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Really nice walk up amongst the trees. At the top you get amazing views back down, particularly during the Fall when we were there. Can't quite believe that the colours of the trees are natural.

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