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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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Great hike, beautiful views

We did this hike with our 5 year old daughter. There are three different paths - easiest, medium and difficult (we are not experienced hikers). All the paths converge toward the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Shari S
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New York City
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New York City
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this hike with our 5 year old daughter. There are three different paths - easiest, medium and difficult (we are not experienced hikers). All the paths converge toward the top so you have to climb a few rocks to get there. The views are gorgeous at the top.

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1 Thank Shari S
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monument Mountain is a great place to spend some time if you love the outdoors. There are two main approaches to the summit, one steep and one less steep. I prefer the steep one for the intense workout while climbing. My dog enjoys it too. The views from the summit are gorgeous. Particularly beautiful are the vistas during the peak... More 

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2 Thank esmith2112
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I hiked up Monument Mountain. We are active seniors in good shape. The hike is about 3 miles round trip and moderately strenuous due to rocks and tree roots you must watch for as you climb. We spent about 2 1/2 hours there including some stops on the way up to catch my breath and 15 minutes... More 

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2 Thank rosygman
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First ever hike with my family visiting for the weekend. Three trails, we had our 4.5 year old daughter to opted for the easy trail going up and took half of the more difficult red trail going down. Great views from the top. Took us 2 hours because we had to rest a few times. Bring water and bug spray.... More 

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2 Thank Mauraelle
Acton, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read reviews about Monument Mountain, and from what we read, it seemed like a wonderful opportunity for a good walk and beautiful views. Previous reviewers said there were both challenging and easy walks up to the summit that offered a magnificent 360 degree view of the area. We were nearby, so we figured, we'd take advantage of the beautiful... More 

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murrayhill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the most spectacular short hike in the southern Berkshires, this 1.5 hour roundtrip walk features stunning views of the Berkshires all the way to Mount Greylock, and the Taconic Range, as well. To make the walk worthwhile, you have to do the Squaw Peak trail, which has some exposed bits requiring some scrambling. Best to descend Hickey Trail.

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2 Thank murrayhiller
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rich with literary and historical significance, this hike was moderate at times but the view at the top encompasses all of the berkshires. Not too tough for preteens or seniors.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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1 Thank kvdahlberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 August 13, 2016 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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