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Monument Mountain

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Address: Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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+1 978-921-1944

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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Not recommended for novice hiker

I am a novice hiker and not in good shape and this was a challenge. We took Hickey Trail up (steeper climb) to the top then Indian Trail down (flatter trail). I find it easier... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

I am a novice hiker and not in good shape and this was a challenge. We took Hickey Trail up (steeper climb) to the top then Indian Trail down (flatter trail). I find it easier to climb up steep trails rather than descend them. Trails are quite rocky and all the autumn leaves can be slippery. The last segment to... More 

2 Thank loydek
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a late summer hike up Monument Mountain. To see more of the landscape, we took the more difficult trail up (to the right from the parking lot) and the more leisurely trail down. Views at the top were spectacular. It should be noted that there is a charge for parking, except for Trustees members. There are also... More 

Thank Lauren D
Sharon, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The trail was well marked. Once you left the parking lot, the noise of the road totally disappeared. The trail was steep but worth the climb to the top. There is some climbing over rocks to get to the top which could be a little intimidating to the novice hiker. View at the top was beautiful. If you are looking... More 

1 Thank NFM18
Salisbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

One of my favorites. though it is starting to get a little too much exposure. parking in the weekends in the summer can be challenging and crowded. Try Olivias Overlook and Ice Glenn right up the road

Thank Ralph E
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our B and B owner recommended this hike, and we were delighted with the views from on top. Could be slippery on a wet day, but we were there when it was high and dry. Great moderate hike if you take the non-strenuous route.

1 Thank Jeanette1025
Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We drove out to Great Barrington over the weekend for a hike up the Monument Mountain. It was ~2 hours to get there from Boston. My wife and I have hiked many mountains in the past and the Monument is definitely doable for beginners if you're just starting out. We started up the Hickey Trail, then onto the Squaw Peak... More 

2 Thank Jackson L
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

While visiting family in Connecticut, we decided to take a trip west towards Route 7 which brought us through a bucolic area of Connecticut and Massachusetts. We took a couple of days to visit western Connecticut - Goshen was one of our favorite places, and the Berkshires, where we found historic sites, organic farms and healthy restaurants, holistic yoga and... More 

Thank 377ralphc
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Start with the yellow track go on the red one for the lookout which is amazing during indian summer. And go back on the blue track. If you have the possibility look at the sunset from the lookout.

Thank enila07
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

need good walking shoes and a bit of care on a rocky ascent but well worth it.recommend going up on the steeper rote ,squaw trail and down on the yellow marked trail ..much easier descent.

1 Thank ptrb54
New York City
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We did this hike with our 5 year old daughter. There are three different paths - easiest, medium and difficult (we are not experienced hikers). All the paths converge toward the top so you have to climb a few rocks to get there. The views are gorgeous at the top.

1 Thank Shari S

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