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Monument Mountain

Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 978-921-1944
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Beautiful walk. Just know what you're getting in to.

We read reviews about Monument Mountain, and from what we read, it seemed like a wonderful... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2016
Challah
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Acton, MA
Great short hike with fabulous views and enjoyable scrambling on top

Probably the most spectacular short hike in the southern Berkshires, this 1.5 hour roundtrip walk... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2016
murrayhiller
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murrayhill
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“squaw peak” (31 reviews)
“great hike” (29 reviews)
“hickey trail” (22 reviews)
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Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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"short hike"
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"indian trail"
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"easy hike"
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

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...More

10  Thank Challah
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

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...More

2  Thank murrayhiller
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Reviewed August 26, 2016 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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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....More

1  Thank kvdahlberg
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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.

Thank Liz H
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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.

1  Thank Ejulien179
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Reviewed August 11, 2016 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.

Thank UpstateNYFamilyMan
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

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...More

Thank Lewis L
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

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

Thank rsri
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

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

Thank kycarp21
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minniemeris
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Response from Madeleine F | Reviewed this property |
No this is not good for seniors, and there are no easy trails.
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