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Start with the steep side

Be prepared to climb on a few boulders at the top, for the best views. As my knees are not fond of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gerda G
United States
Nice walk

Well marked trails through the mountain. If you go blue to yellow trail it's not much more than a... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Martinsville, Indiana
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“squaw peak”(32 reviews)
“great hike”(28 reviews)
“hickey trail”(22 reviews)
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.
Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 978-921-1944
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monument Mountan looked like a pretty area to hike in but I was surprised that you need to pay to park. I guess I can understand that a not for profit group of volunteers maintain the area, which is cool. It must cost them $$$...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I do a lot of hiking and trail running. From the reviews, we thought we'd give this a try. The hike was nice, but considering that $5 parking fee (which we've never had to pay when he hike in CT), I think...More

1  Thank Wolfewoman75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared to climb on a few boulders at the top, for the best views. As my knees are not fond of a steep descent we found climbing the steep side and coming down on the gentle side perfect. The signs at the base clearly...More

Thank Gerda G
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Well marked trails through the mountain. If you go blue to yellow trail it's not much more than a stroll through the woods. But if you go blue to red to yellow you add so much more. Red trail adds such a beautiful view but...More

2  Thank glmyb
Reviewed 23 July 2018

My whole family grew up here and we regularly came to the Monument Mountain picnic ground on weekends for grilling hot dogs and clambering on granite boulders. It offers a lovely picnic stop in summer (always cool because of the mass of granite), but it...More

2  Thank Barringtonian
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We did this hike, based on the info we had that said the hike was 1 1/2 miles each way. When we got to the trailhead, there were three trails to choose from. The longest and easiest trail was the blue trail. No other descriptions...More

1  Thank PAWMAW1983
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Ascended via the Indian trail, descended by the more strenuous Hickey trail. Took a bit less than two hours. Dress properly in footwear suitable for rocky ground. Bring water and perhaps insect repellant depending on the time of year.

Thank straker19802018
Reviewed 5 July 2018

My husband and I swapped in a hike at Monument Mountain for our usual gym workout. This is not an easy hike on a hot day! You will get a good outdoor workout, but be prepared for a steep climb up the yellow trail and...More

1  Thank The4Gs2014
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This hike took us 1 hour round trip (total of 2.75 miles according to our GPS). We even enjoyed the views on a foggy/drizzly day and I’m sure they’re even better on a clear day!

3  Thank Brittany L
Reviewed 20 May 2018

After years of passing by Monument Mountain, it became our destination. Lifelong avid hikers, we love to explore these local treasures. The hike to the top has two options...one is strenuous and the other very easy. Squaw Peak Trail at the top is very challenging~and...More

2  Thank Rosemary K
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20 July 2017|
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Response from glmyb | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you mean by seniors. I'm 60 and I had no trouble all the way across. If you go the red trail you could have some problems. It is very strenuous