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Monument Mountain

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Ashley G wrote a review Aug 2020
Nantucket, Massachusetts5 contributions
if you take the longer trail. Takes about an hour. The view at the top is totally worth it. The volunteer will provide you with a map and is so friendly!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kerry wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We did all three paths on this hike. It made for a nice hike for about 1 1/2 - 2 hours and was not too difficult. The views at the peak were beautiful!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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scarymary73 wrote a review Jul 2020
Boston, Massachusetts261 contributions102 helpful votes
Great hike, did the loop starting with the steep part in the beginning then did the summit connector in the middle and ended with the Indian head trail. A little over 3 miles total. Started early to beat the crowds and glad we did because the parking lot was overflowing by the time we finished. The views from the summit were very nice! Trail was very clean, a little rocky so watch your step.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Kay C wrote a review Jul 2020
29 contributions2 helpful votes
invigorating steep climb for 3/4 of a mile up to a rocky summit with beautiful views over the Great Barrington and the Berkshire Hills Alternate route is more gradual and 1.5 miles Beautiful forest and boulders, well worth the effort
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Date of experience: July 2020
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RItraveler79 wrote a review Jul 2020
Norton, Massachusetts114 contributions26 helpful votes
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On a recent trip to Great Barrington, my husband and I took a hike at Monument Mountain Reservation. When visiting you should plan on approximately 2 hours to hike to the top and then back down. Parking is not abundant - but if you arrive early you will not have a problem finding a spot. The fee for parking for the day is a reasonable $5 which you can pay for at one of several self pay stations. On the Saturday that we visited, the volunteer Trustee met us after we had paid for parking to let us know that we needed to adhere to social distancing guidelines while on the trails. He told us it was important to wear our facial coverings when coming across other hikers on the trails, but we were not required to wear them the entire time. As it turned out, as we were talking, we learned that he was familiar with our hometown (about 120 miles away) as his wife and daughter both attended the local college. You never expect to meet people that know the area you’re from when you’re a few hours away from home! There are 3 trails that can be utilized: Indian Mountain Trail (1.5 mile; the longest/easiest trail - smoothest, fairly easy ascent); Hickey Trail (.83 mile, most direct and strenuous approach); Squaw Peak Trail (.62 miles, summit connector). We chose the Indian Mountain Trail for our ascent and the Squaw Peak Trail for the descent. After having spent the last 100 days essentially indoors due to COVID 19, it was wonderful to get out and appreciate what Monument Mountain had to offer. The ascent, as promised, was relatively easy. There were some portions that were a little steeper than others, but overall it was a wonderful walk to the summit. We came across very few other visitors and the few that we did all were courteous and following the facial covering guidelines. As we approached the summit, the views were breathtaking and despite the hot, humid day, the breeze was refreshing. The views from the peak were exceptional making the hike well worth it.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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