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Address: Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone Number: 9789211944
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Ascend this popular peak, which once drew 19th-century literary giants, and...

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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Beautiful

A gorgeous place to admire the nature surrounding us. Calm and peaceful even though next to a highway and a high school. Not too bad of a walk but enough to make me feel the burn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
sarah p
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gorgeous place to admire the nature surrounding us. Calm and peaceful even though next to a highway and a high school. Not too bad of a walk but enough to make me feel the burn! Will definitely be visiting again soon!

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Boston
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a super hiking fan, but this is really pretty and you can travel paths that are fairly easy or more difficult depending on your preference. It's beautiful and quiet and never seems to be too busy.

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Thank Nicole B
Ft. Pierce, FL
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I've hiked this many times with family and friends, but today I decided to run it (ok, I power hiked the steepest parts on the way up). Including spending a minute at the top (had to take a selfie to prove I was there!), it took me 31 minutes round trip -- not bad for a 49-year-old-in-the-midst-of-a-midlife-crisis-trying-to-prove-he's-still-young! Regardless of how... More 

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Thank Whitney T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

One word. Beautiful. Take a moment and enjoy the natural beauty. It was so peaceful and the crisp fall air was a welcome treat. We will come back when we have more time to hike the other trail.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

My friends and I wanted a quick morning hike after we attended a wedding in Lenox the night before. This was perfect!! We took the Indian trail and we are all in pretty good shape and a bit speedy so it was probably an hour and a half up and down (3 miles). Good amount of easy walking and stomping... More 

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Thank Bostontraveler318
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Very steep but well worth the hike with great views of the town and fall foliage. I recommend it to everyone of all ages except young children and the elderly.

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Thank Marilyn R
Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

It took us less than 2h to complete this hike, stopping to see the view, take pictures and all. At some point it gets more rocky, but it's not too hard. We went on late fall and there was still plenty of foliage to see from the peak. But the ground was also covered with yellow leaves which was very... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Short and fairly easy hike to the top. A few small parts are steep. Great views and nice places to sit and enjoy lunch. Seems to be many people with dogs. Some do not control them. Well worth the time.

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Thank S A
Wilmington, MA U
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Hiked up Indian Meadow Trail to reach top? Great view at top of mountain made two mile hike up a worthwhile experience.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

My son drove up from Norwalk to spend some time with us and this was our first hike of the weekend. We took the steeper way up and it was a moderate hike. The views at top were really good, the most interest was the Devils pulpit. When we finished the person sitting at the bottom asked us if we... More 

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