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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous place. Well maintained trails. Easy to follow. Awesome views. Gets busy in the middle of the day. It is rocky and steep in some parts. Be prepared to climb! We did the Indian Mountain trail and followed the Squaw Peak trail from there. After reaching the top, we went back down the way we came up.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great rails. Well marked. Challenging but not too much. Great for dogs, kids and families. Limited parking so get there early.

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morganville nj
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Not a tough climb to some spectacular views! One or my favorite hikes! Really lovely! Just follow the blue dots on the trees and you're on your way! Hiking shoes advisable!

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Fredericton, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely. Some strenuous bits if you are going to the top so consider your fitness level, and bring some water. Entire loop took about 3 hours, was a great hike. Bring your camera

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New York City, New York
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19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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