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Work out for Vista View

Challenging and Scenic....Took Hickey Trail to summit. It took two of us with our dog about 35 min... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Nice stretch of the legs

Beautiful hike. Went up orange (yellow) Hickey Trail to red to blue. About an hour and a half... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stonington, Connecticut
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“squaw peak”(32 reviews)
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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 6 days ago

Challenging and Scenic....Took Hickey Trail to summit. It took two of us with our dog about 35 min to reach inscription rock and another 10 to reach the summit. It is a workout with rocks, boulders and roots to traverse so have to consider footing....More

Thank 2Runks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful hike. Went up orange (yellow) Hickey Trail to red to blue. About an hour and a half. Pretty good workout. Views great from the red trail. Not too crowded early on a Saturday (parking lot full by the time we returned.) Brewery right down...More

1  Thank Sommersby74
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hike for a few hour day hike to the summit for great views. Take red route for best vista.

Thank Judy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hike. No view. Five dollars to park which is not listed and no rest rooms. Better free places to hike.

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But, they nail you for a $5 parking fee which is not easily disclosed. Would do it again but for the parking fee which takes the edge off the pleasure of being part of the great outdoors.

Thank billcamera1
Reviewed 13 September 2018 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 10 September 2018

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 28 August 2018

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

2  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
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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