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Monument Mountain

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Address: Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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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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Fun easy hike for beginners or advanced

With the two trail options - the longer moderate incline and the shorter steeper hike - anyone in decent shape should find this hike easy but satisfying. We're experienced hikers... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chelsea C
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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

With the two trail options - the longer moderate incline and the shorter steeper hike - anyone in decent shape should find this hike easy but satisfying. We're experienced hikers and we find the Indian trail on the way up to be boring but the Hickey trail up to Squaw Peak then down Indian trail we like. Squaw peak is... More 

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Thank Chelsea C
South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the trail to the left and follow the blue signs than take the squaw Trail and follow the red signs. Great views, moderate hike, and safe! The $5 fee is worth every dollar. Well signed and maintained. Took me about 1 1/2 hours round trip with stops for the views. (I did the same trails in reverse to get... More 

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Thank Chrissie O
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a scenic and effortless drive on the Mass Pike to Stockbridge and then a ways down the road to Monument Mountain. I'm 71 and the hike to the summit is fun, the views at the top are awesome. I suggest you take the short detour to overlook the Devil's Pulpit.

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Thank Brooks P
White Plains, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here in winter and walking in heavy boots so didn't make the whole trail, but it was glorious. Took the easy route because the snow was slippery. So pretty! And right across the street from Briarcliff Motel where we stay.

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Thank JillWP
Long Island, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Monument Mountain hiking trail starts on route 7, very easy to find. Many tall straight pine trees in view. With the snow on the ground we took the blue Indian Mountain Trail and cut onto the red Squaw Peak Trail. Indian Mountain Trail is easier, a small stretch is slippery but manageable. Squaw Peak Trail is much more difficult. The... More 

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Thank 1yue
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Charged more that quoted on the phone! Then it was so close to the road the traffic was loud and we did not get a good night sleep! We won't be back!

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Thank Jen D
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Monument Mtn is a nice stretch your legs hike that offers terrific views for moderate effort. Note that the trail to the top does get rocky and steep.

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Thank lbarakau
San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 15 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 

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Reviewed 7 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 

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Thank Lauren D
Sharon, Massachusetts
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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 

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