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Beautiful hike with great views

We were visiting the Berkshires area for the first time and I came across Monument Mountain as an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel R
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Jerusalem, Israel
Just the right challenge

We took the easy trail to the ridge trail, then down the steeper trail. The perfect amount of... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
MLBJ
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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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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.
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Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting the Berkshires area for the first time and I came across Monument Mountain as an option for a nice hike. We were not disappointed. We took the gentler ascent from the car park, turning off at the Squaw Peak trail and then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We took the easy trail to the ridge trail, then down the steeper trail. The perfect amount of exercise, not too strenuous but enough to feel a workout. It was great to see so many people out hiking. The views were beautiful, not quite peak...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MLBJ
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Challenging and Scenic....Took Hickey Trail to summit. It took two of us with our dog about 35 min to reach inscription rock and another 10 to reach the summit. It is a workout with rocks, boulders and roots to traverse so have to consider footing....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hike. Went up orange (yellow) Hickey Trail to red to blue. About an hour and a half. Pretty good workout. Views great from the red trail. Not too crowded early on a Saturday (parking lot full by the time we returned.) Brewery right down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Sommersby74
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Wonderful hike for a few hour day hike to the summit for great views. Take red route for best vista.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judy K
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Nice hike. No view. Five dollars to park which is not listed and no rest rooms. Better free places to hike.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 2 October 2018

But, they nail you for a $5 parking fee which is not easily disclosed. Would do it again but for the parking fee which takes the edge off the pleasure of being part of the great outdoors.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Monument Mountan looked like a pretty area to hike in but I was surprised that you need to pay to park. I guess I can understand that a not for profit group of volunteers maintain the area, which is cool. It must cost them $$$...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank maryhH5588KK
Reviewed 10 September 2018

My husband and I do a lot of hiking and trail running. From the reviews, we thought we'd give this a try. The hike was nice, but considering that $5 parking fee (which we've never had to pay when he hike in CT), I think...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Wolfewoman75
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Be prepared to climb on a few boulders at the top, for the best views. As my knees are not fond of a steep descent we found climbing the steep side and coming down on the gentle side perfect. The signs at the base clearly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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minniemeris
20 July 2017|
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Response from glmyb | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you mean by seniors. I'm 60 and I had no trouble all the way across. If you go the red trail you could have some problems. It is very strenuous
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