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Monument Mountain

Address: Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Ascend this popular peak, which once drew 19th-century literary giants, and from its summit gaze...
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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.
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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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185 reviews 185 reviews
36 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Southampton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Easy hikes, more difficult options for those inclined. Gorgeous views from several locations. Trails are well marked and maintained. Highly recommend.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Took the Indian Monument trail up, followed by the peak trail. Trails were well built. Moderate difficulty. Colorful peak view in October. 2-3 hour hiking perfect for beginners.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Went with our adult children on Columbus Day Weekend. Foliage was great, still with mix of green. Busy, busy, busy. Great views from the summit on a clear day. Day before was overcast, rainy and foggy in Beartown. We saw the crowd the day before so started early and were in the parking lot by 0900. Glad we did. Took... More 

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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

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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