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AT: AMC - Berkshire Chapter (MA)

Intermediate/Difficult
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Almost 90 miles, the Massachusetts section of the AT from the CT border to the south, to the VT border to the north.


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89.7

Miles

144.4

KM

Point to Point

3,483' 1,062 m

High

639' 195 m

Low

15,444' 4,707 m

Up

14,639' 4,462 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

61%

Max Grade (31°)

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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Moderate hiking, with some strenuous climbs. The trail wanders through the Beartown and October Mountain State Forests; passing through several small towns on the journey up and over Mt. Greylock, the highest point in the state. The trail drops sharply into North Adams, before climbing up into the Clarksburg State Forest, crossing into Vermont. There are many spectacular views of the surrounding along the trail.

The trail can get very muddy and slick after heavy rains. Parking along the trail is plentiful and safe for those wishing to spend the night on the trail. Backpackers are required to spend the night in either approved shelters or tenting areas, all of which have nearby water sources and privys.

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David Smith with improvements by Keith Rash

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Overlook at the intersection of Mt. Prospect Trail and the Appalachian Trail, looking northwest over Williamstown.
Aug 10, 2019 near William…, MA
View of Mt. Greylock from the "Cobbles" This is probably one of the best views on the trail in Massachusetts.
Aug 27, 2018 near Dalton, MA
AT heading North toward October Mountain shelter. Several days of rain had fallen prior to this, trail was in surprisingly good shape, but slick.
Aug 27, 2018 near Becket, MA
Beautiful section of the AT just as the snow/ice was beginning to melt on the ridge
Jun 6, 2018 near Adams, MA
Intersection of the Applachian Trail
Nov 30, 2018 near William…, MA
Mt Greylock , hiked Thunderbolt
Oct 3, 2020 near Adams, MA

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Nov 21, 2020
Anita Parker
Mount Everett to South AT 5mi
Nov 29, 2019
Erin Kiley
Aug 3, 2019
Shiobbean Lemme
Aug 11, 2018
Keith Rash
Hiked during and immediately after several days of heavy rains. Trail was still in pretty good condition. Beginning of the AT SOBO bubble was passi… 42mi
Jan 2, 2017
Katie Stuart