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Address: Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone Number: 9789211944
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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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Perfect Walk for All Abiities

This mountain offers 4 trails of varying difficulty. Indian Monument trail is the easiest and is 1.5 miles. It goes to the top. There is the Hickey Trail. (.8 mile) that is more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Rockland County, NY
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90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This mountain offers 4 trails of varying difficulty. Indian Monument trail is the easiest and is 1.5 miles. It goes to the top. There is the Hickey Trail. (.8 mile) that is more strenuous only because it becomes steep but has a very clear path (no climbing over rocks, branches, etc.). This meets up with the Indian Trail and becomes... More 

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Auburn, California
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This site is run by the Massachusetts Trustees of Reservations. There is a $5 parking fee for non-members and a machine is on premises to accept a debit or credit card (no cash). You can read other reviews about the degree of difficulty, but we're just over 60 and had no problem summitting. And that was with our (leashed) golden... More 

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Dalton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My son and I took a hike here. We went up the easy path and down the steeper path. My 8 year old made it all the way to the top of the mountain. The view was beautiful. It was a nice shady hike. Gave us a nice day trip. Can't wait to go again.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Taking the gentle option, we walked the trail easily to the monument. But to get to the striking views, you need to do a short, steep extension (the red trail) The views are terrific, but only the brave and fit can see them. I could have walked farther and seen more, but it was a little perilous looking. Descending the... More 

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Elliston, Virginia
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a short (3 miles) loop trail that allows you follow in the footsteps of Hawthorne and Melville. It is also a pleasant hike. If is is raining, or has rained, the trail to Squaw Peak will be difficult and quite slippery. Seasoned hikers can go either way, however, less competent hikers should start going to the left, it... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Took the more difficult path to the right up to the summit. Hiked with my 2 girls (12 and 15). My 12 year old first real hike. She did great. The path to the left is longer and not steep at all. The boulders at the top need to be climbed to see the vistas at the summit. But a... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My husband and I took this trail yesterday. We are both a bit out of shape. We took the longer less strenuous trail up, then Squaw Peak across the summit. Views are beautiful and the trail is well maintained and marked. We got our courage up and took the more difficult trail down. If I lived here, I would hike... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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86 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The hike up Monument Mountain is steep and rocky, but short; and the view is unquestionably worthwhile. There are 3 routes: A) Turn south (left) from the parking lot and go up the 1.5-mile Indian Monument trail, then continue up the Squaw Peak trail to approach the summit from the north. B) Go up the Indian Monument Trail, then turn... More 

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great hike! Fairly easy climb, there is a scramble to the top over rocks, but nothing you need gear for! The view is spectacular and the trails were clean and very clearly marked! Took about two hours or so to complete. Saw people of all ages!

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Address: Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone Number: 9789211944
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington

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