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An alternate access to Spruce Hill.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Point to Point

2,564' 782 m

High

1,892' 577 m

Low

675' 206 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

While the trail isn't closed, the work on the powerlines may make this trail difficult to access.

Need to Know

Please watch out for construction vehicles.

Description

Parking for the trail is at the junction of Central Shaft Road and Old Florida Road. The trail starts just behind the kiosk and ascends moderately. Most of the trail through here is paved in log beams. The log beams are supposed to reduce the impact on the access road to the powerlines. The trail weaves in and out of the woods and over the wooden beam walkway. Please use caution, as there may be heavy machinery in transit. The trail crosses beneath two sets of powerlines. After passing beneath both sets of powerlines, you'll be past the construction zone.

The trail ascends a rocky area, where there is small cave with a stream. It passes by Busby Farm Cellarhole (on the right). It passes by a bench, near a stone wall. Though it isn't signed, Lost Pond Trail follows the rock wall (to the left) and descends to the Blackburnian Loop. Busby Trail ascends up some minor switchbacks to the junction with the Hoosac Range Trail, then ends atop Spruce Hill. Spruce Hill provides excellent views of the Adams and North Adams Valley.

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David Smith

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