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“Cold but nice hike on Monument Mountain”
Review of Monument Mountain

Monument Mountain
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is a very nice hike. It won't be confused with a trek in the Presidentials, but you pass through very attractive woods, there are some steep rocky sections, and the views are great at the top. It was cold (17 degrees) when we did it, and the footing was tricky in some places because of the ice (microspikes would have been very useful, but we didn't have them). Went up the Indian Monument Trail and Squaw Peak Trail, down Hickey Trail. Well worth visiting.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Monument Mountain is very pretty indeed. The hike up is pretty strenuous, but you can take it easily if you like. It's in the forest until the very top, so there's plenty of shade. Well sign-posted.

1  Thank OutdoorsAdventurer
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

It was quiet and peaceful and a bit of a challenge going up. But we found the monument and it was satisfying for the boys (ages 10, 7, 4). Took the easier way down the carriage road path. But very rocky near the end of that path.

1  Thank TravelingNYCfamily
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

easily accessible and a perfect length hike for anyone that is moderately in shape. Gorgeous views of the surrounding land and a great way to get up above it all. would be fun to bring a picnic next time.

Thank Genevieve H
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Wonderful hike a few minute's drive from Stockbridge. You'll be rewarded with views for miles in every direction. The trail was in good condition, and there was some moderate climbing involved.

Thank rcccward
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