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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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Great view of the area but note that it is closed till late May.Luckily we had been there before. Even so, there are several nice trails to walk if the top is closed

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Great view of the area but note that it is closed till late May.Luckily we had been there before. Even so, there are several nice trails to walk if the top is closed

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I went on a beautiful spring Saturday and there were a lot of people on the trails. There are two trails up and down. One way requires a little scramboing, the other takes a few extra minutes. Both are lovely. You don't have to be in particularly good shape to do this hike.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I have been hiking up and down Monument Mountain my entire life and it's a great workout with great views at the top. The only downside is that you will see people frequently. Most people take the shorter, steeper trail up and down, so if you crave more solitude, opt for the longer, slower trail.

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Nanuet, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Our friends recommended this to us. We followed the well marked blue trail up to the top and then took the red trail up to the peak where large boulders and rock shelves allow you privacy and nice views. This starts out as a moderate hike but becomes rather challenging at the top. Just the right amount of time..about an... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is not for the faint of heart. It is not a difficult hike, but there are stretches that I would say are moderate. We had a lovely view of the sunset from the top, though we were stressing it getting back to the parking lot before dark so we took the easier and shorter route back, which meant we... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Getting to the top of Monument Mountain can be short and steep or a gradual walk on an old logging road. From the top of Squaw Peak the view is almost 360 degrees encompassing Mount Greylock to the north, neighboring New York State to the west and the Litchfield hills in Connecticut to the south. On a clear day you... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I couldn't go but my husband and kids had a good time on this hike. Nothing breathtaking but fun to go on a relatively easier hike for over 2 miles.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

My best friend and I took our husbands (non-hikers) on this relatively short hike (by our standards). We started on Hickey trail, (steep climb all the way up), switched to the Squaw Peak trail at the top to see the views then took the third trail down, altogether about and hour and half. Good way to start the day.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

It was my first time at the mountain Easter Sunday. I went with a friend of mine and brought my dog (Gronk). We found out that it was new that they started charging $5 for parking but that wasn't an issue for me. However if you do decide you want to go there please have a debit card or credit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Very close to town, and accessible by car. Great to hike in most weather (not great with ice as parts are steep). Pretty crowded on weekends and holidays in the summer. Clean! Fun to hike barefoot!!

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