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blue AT: AMC - Berkshire Chapter (MA)

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89.7 mile 144.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 15,586' 4,751 m
Descent: -14,781' -4,505 m
High: 3,484' 1,062 m
Low: 638' 195 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 61% (31°)

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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.

David Smith

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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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

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