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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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One of the best "bang for the buck" hikes in the Southern Berkshires. 25-45 (depending on fitness) semi-strenuous hike up for fantastic views. Gets very crowded but there's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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westchester
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a decent hike. I walk every day a good 6 miles per day if not more. If you're a walker and not an UP HILL hiker. This is not easy. One side is easier than the other to go up. As you are facing the mountain if you want to ease your hike up go to the right... More 

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best "bang for the buck" hikes in the Southern Berkshires. 25-45 (depending on fitness) semi-strenuous hike up for fantastic views. Gets very crowded but there's a reason for that...

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Charlotte,Nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a cool morning and it was perfect. We elected to take the Indian Monument Trail up. It is a longer, less steep trail. It is a wooded trail with no long range views. When you reach the top you follow the Squaw Peak trail a little further for the beautiful views of the valleys below as well... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to this hiking venue several times. The hike up to the summit is about 1.5 miles and you can take another trail down the mountain. We saw lots of Mountain Laurel, in full bloom, the nicest I've seen anywhere. The trails are steep in some sections so I would not call this an easy hike. Total hike time... More 

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Brooklyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Found this place pretty easily on the way back to our B&B. You have to pay $5 for parking, and use a debit or credit card, no facility for cash. Also, no bathrooms. Three different trails; we took the blue trail until we came to the red trail (Squaw Trail) that led up to the best views. It is a... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite hikes. There is a trail for every level of hiker no matter the age. And when I say for all ages I mean all ages. My nephew did it starting at the age of two, and now at the age of 8 he has been to the top a couple of times. My grandmother... More 

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Thank Archgirl1985
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Early June, beautiful mid-week day. Hiked up the Carriage Road trail to Inscription Rock and to the peak on Squaw peak trail, then continuing on Squaw Peak trail back to the Carriage Road trail and the parking area. Great views from the top. Only 6 other hikers encountered, one of which had two dogs. Wildlife included the usual squirrel and... More 

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Thank Dave K
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Wonderful place to go hike on a sunny day. Great to run up! The view at the top is incredible. You can see the regional high school and many houses and beautiful fields in the area. You can also see the regional elementary school and ponds in the area. The hike is a medium intensity hike.

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Thank Taylor M
Honolulu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Unfortunately our trip was hampered by 'pop up' shower. Fellow seniors wear good walking shoes and bring water. To seethe best views it is a little more strenuous.

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Thank Stanley S
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We took the yellow-blazed trail on the way up and then the blue-blazed trail on the way down. Yellow trail definitely more rugged and felt like a hike. We did it on a really humid day but there was plentiful shade and a nice breeze throughout the hike up hill. Amazing views from the top! People should do this at... More 

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