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Monument Mountain

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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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this was a fun hike. Be prepared with hiking shoes or boots. There are some steep areas, especially at the top where you will do some climbing. Not a lot but you will use your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
kvdahlberg
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

this was a fun hike. Be prepared with hiking shoes or boots. There are some steep areas, especially at the top where you will do some climbing. Not a lot but you will use your hands a few times getting over the Boulders on top. 1.6 miles. Great view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A variety of trails offer you the option of hiking a more challenging course or an easier course, but all will take you through ferny woods with rocky outcroppings and lovely views at the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable hike with awesome views at the top. The trails were well marked. The rocky top was challenging but beautiful.

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trails are well marked. Views from Devil's Pulpit and Squaw Peak are breathtaking. Hike is vigorous but not too bad for anyone on halfway decent physical condition. $5 parking charge at a credit card swipe machine, so be sure to bring plastic.

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Oakland Gardens, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here last week on an almost perfect Summer day. I took the easy and well marked 1.5 mile trail up most of the way. Then it was about a 1/4 mile of relatively tough hiking to the summit. I was rewarded with one of the best views I have ever had and I have been an active hiker... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

multiple routes "difficult" to easy. the "difficult" was not all that hard. great views for relatively easy climb.

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Thank rsri
Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I said, quick hike with great views ;-) There are several trails up/down for different ability levels. Check out Inscription Rock!

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Thank kycarp21
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville met walking on this beautiful quartz-topped mountain. Enjoy their view with a short (quarter-mile) walk to the summit for magnificent views of the surrounding Egremont and Sheffield plains. For the less adventurous, there is a slower, easier pathway on the service road to the south of the parking lot.

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Ramsey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are 3 trails to hike at all levels. But first you will need to pay for parking at the front. The machine only accepts credit cards. Wear plenty of bug spray. They come out and swarm you later in the day as its shady under the trees. We didn't go to the top but its worth it as the... More 

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Meriden, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you're traveling with incredibly fit people, and you'd much rather pack a lunch and have a day at a picnic table under some tall pines, this is a great place for both. The only complaint we had for Monument Mountain was the $5 charge for parking and the local guy asking us to donate to their Trustees fund. Yes,... More 

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