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Monument Mountain

Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 978-921-1944
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grat short hike

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

Reviewed 1 August 2016
rsri
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Rhode Island
Quick hike with great views

As I said, quick hike with great views ;-) There are several trails up/down for different ability... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
kycarp21
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Providence, Rhode Island
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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+1 978-921-1944
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

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

Thank rsri
Reviewed 27 July 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
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville met walking on this beautiful quartz-topped mountain. Enjoy their view with a short (quarter-mile) walk to the summit for magnificent views of the surrounding Egremont and Sheffield plains. For the less adventurous, there is a slower, easier pathway on the...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 25 July 2016

There are 3 trails to hike at all levels. But first you will need to pay for parking at the front. The machine only accepts credit cards. Wear plenty of bug spray. They come out and swarm you later in the day as its shady...More

1  Thank Howard F
Reviewed 25 July 2016

When you're traveling with incredibly fit people, and you'd much rather pack a lunch and have a day at a picnic table under some tall pines, this is a great place for both. The only complaint we had for Monument Mountain was the $5 charge...More

1  Thank Celis0814
Reviewed 13 July 2016

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...More

1  Thank goblin10
Reviewed 12 July 2016

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...

Thank SoxFanInNYC
Reviewed 11 July 2016

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...More

2  Thank tbv77
Reviewed 20 June 2016

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...More

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 15 June 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...More

1  Thank shel29Brooklyn
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minniemeris
20 July 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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