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green Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

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12.4 mile 20.0 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 23' 7 m
Descent: -279' -85 m
High: 1,001' 305 m
Low: 743' 226 m


Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)


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This trail offers a nice easy bike ride or casual hike, with excellent views.

David Smith

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

This trail isn't maintained for winter travel, though it is still open to XC skiing.

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Please adhere to the posted guidelines for this trail.


The trail starts off a parking area, near the Berkshire Mall and runs north to Adams. It passes by the Cheshire Reservoir, a great place for bird watching and fishing. It passes over the AT, at Church Street. It passes through a series of marshy areas, created by beaver dams. Here, there are spectacular views of the surrounding hills.

The trail passes where the Old Adams Pumphouse used to be; it has since been removed. Right where the trail meets with Harbor Road, Corridor 90 passes on the left and right. *Corridor 90 ties the Mount Greylock Trails into the Savoy Mountain State Forest Trails.

The trail continues, paralleling Route 8, then crosses beneath Route 8. Please use caution where the trail crosses Fisk Street, as most vehicles don't stop for pedestrians or cyclists. When the trail reaches the Berkshire Visitors Center, this is where the trail originally ended. An extension of the trail has recently been added that extends to Lime Street. From here, the trail parallels the newly added Scenic Railroad.

Somewhere after Cook Street, the trail veers to the right away from the tracks and follows along the Hoosic River. The trail ends at Lime Street (for now). Rumor has it that there are plans to extend the trail to North Adams.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Cattails, alder, birch, buckthorn, oleaster, eastern hemlock, white pine, cottonwood, ground-ivy.
Fauna: Mallards, red squirrel, grey squirrel, cardinals, crayfish.

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Nov 30, 2018
David Smith
I ran the entire length of the bike trail. I also hiked some of Corridor 90. 13.2mi — 1h 57m

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