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Monument Mountain

Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 978-921-1944
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Good short hike with beautiful views

This hike took us 1 hour round trip (total of 2.75 miles according to our GPS). We even enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brittany L
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New Providence, New Jersey
via mobile
Finally

After years of passing by Monument Mountain, it became our destination. Lifelong avid hikers, we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rosemary K
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Newport, Kentucky
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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%
Travellers talk about
“squaw peak” (32 reviews)
“great hike” (29 reviews)
“hickey trail” (22 reviews)
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Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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+1 978-921-1944
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"squaw peak"
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"great hike"
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"hickey trail"
in 22 reviews
"short hike"
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"indian trail"
in 8 reviews
"moderate hike"
in 8 reviews
"parking lot"
in 16 reviews
"blue trail"
in 5 reviews
"experienced hikers"
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"easy hike"
in 7 reviews
"fall foliage"
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"hiking shoes"
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"miles round trip"
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"on the rocks"
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"well marked trails"
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"briarcliff motel"
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"hour hike"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hike took us 1 hour round trip (total of 2.75 miles according to our GPS). We even enjoyed the views on a foggy/drizzly day and I’m sure they’re even better on a clear day!

2  Thank Brittany L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After years of passing by Monument Mountain, it became our destination. Lifelong avid hikers, we love to explore these local treasures. The hike to the top has two options...one is strenuous and the other very easy. Squaw Peak Trail at the top is very challenging~and...More

1  Thank Rosemary K
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

nice short hike. Did not read all reviews so went up the short (yellow) trail and down the easy (blue) trail. It appears the real views are squaw peak (red) trail. The two I took were pleasant but no real views.

2  Thank TransplantedBuckeye
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

The mountain is a nice place to go on a day off or to let the dogs off the leashes. It’s not too packed on a normal day but sometimes it’s hard to park on a day off or hot summer day. The view from...More

1  Thank Jayablake
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Lots of locals do this hike often. It's an easy workout with a great view at the top. Any season is good with a little caution. Beautiful in the fall... a gem. There are two ways to go but take the most direct and easy...More

Thank mikalis
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Even on wet March day we enjoyed or hike and did hickory trail to squaw peak and then finished on the outer trail. As snow was still pretty heavy but melting with rain that morning it made some areas like ice rinks on slopes otherwise...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Amazing view with a little-known viewpoint called devils pulpit. Lot's of geocaches if interested in that. Only 2 miles though.

Thank tucker 8
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

My wife and I hiked to the top of the mountain on a snowy Saturday. Although we chose not to go "over the top" due to the snow-covered rocks, we did take in the amazing views and got a good workout in also. The trails...More

4  Thank NJSnowbunnies
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

I visited here the middle of October when the trees were turning colors. The trail to the top gives you an option of Moderate or Difficult depending on how quick you want to gain elevation. The trails are well marked and the views from the...More

2  Thank Dennismc2015
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

climbing the rocks at the top could be challanging for some. took about 2 hours along the long route

Thank Peter40241
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minniemeris
July 20, 2017|
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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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