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Monument Mountain

Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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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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Hopkinton, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We hiked Monument Mountain in January 2013, and decided to do it again when we were back in the Berkshires in January 2014. It was a beautiful sunny day, but COLD, 11 degrees at the base. It had snowed a few inches the night before, and we were the first to hike the Indian Monument Trail in the new snow.... More

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Sheffield, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I've only made it up this mountain once, it does have a somewhat steep incline (possibly just the trail I took).. but once you get up there, it's incredible, the views are worth it.

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Naperville, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We hiked this trail in October when the leaves were just past peek but we did see a lot of fall color. We began our hike on the right side from the trail sign which is the more steep climb but we heard this route was a little more scenic & we made a loop by heading down the gradual... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Beautiful hike and close to our motel--within walking distance. The trail marked "strenuous" really is, so be aware! :)

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Good easy hike takes about 2 hours. Good views from the top, although can be busy as a popular trail.

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Nanuet, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

What a wonderful hiking experience at Monument Mountain. We took this hike on a beautiful Saturday morning. The fall foliage added to the great experience. It was a little strenuous as we got to the rocky summit but the views were well worth it. We were able to complete the trail walk in about 2 1/2 hours.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Well worth the almost 3 hour hike round trip. The views up top were amazing. We could see a profile on one of the rocks that resembled The Old Man In The Mountain.We actually saw a football game going on below.

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Monument Mountain is conveniently located SW Mass (Great Barrington); an easy drive from CT. It's much closer than Mount Greylock (where we had planned to go) and still satisfies that urge to get outdoors and explore. Additionally, it is full of history. There is a plaque and brochure describing how Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Herman Melville found refuge... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The host at our B&B recommended Monument Mountain for a quick, rigorous late afternoon hike. It was perfect. We climbed the steeper trail, which was a good workout. There were plenty of people on the trail and tons of dogs. A very lively, fun place. And the view from the top (which we reached in less than an hour was... More

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Sandisfield, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We live locally and do alot of hiking. Fall is a wonderful time to hike Monument Mountain - the views will not disappoint.

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