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Monument Mountain

Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 978-921-1944
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BIG experience in an easily accessible mountain

Looming over Great Barrington, Monument Mountain invites the trekker or day hiker to share a birds... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
CD26traveler
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Such an awesome MT

I have been climbing Monument Mountain the top since I was young, I used to go with my dad when I... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Jim S
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“squaw peak” (27 reviews)
“hickey trail” (21 reviews)
“great hike” (26 reviews)
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Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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+1 978-921-1944
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Looming over Great Barrington, Monument Mountain invites the trekker or day hiker to share a birds eye view of this part of the Berkshire hills. Trails are clearly marked and, while steep in places, are well within the reach of beginning hikers (who are willing...More

2  Thank CD26traveler
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I have been climbing Monument Mountain the top since I was young, I used to go with my dad when I was young. A bit of a hike but it's always met with such a rewarding view! absolutely stunning! would reccomend for anyone who is...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

With the two trail options - the longer moderate incline and the shorter steeper hike - anyone in decent shape should find this hike easy but satisfying. We're experienced hikers and we find the Indian trail on the way up to be boring but the...More

Thank Chelsea C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Take the trail to the left and follow the blue signs than take the squaw Trail and follow the red signs. Great views, moderate hike, and safe! The $5 fee is worth every dollar. Well signed and maintained. Took me about 1 1/2 hours round...More

1  Thank Chrissie O
Reviewed 29 March 2017

It's a scenic and effortless drive on the Mass Pike to Stockbridge and then a ways down the road to Monument Mountain. I'm 71 and the hike to the summit is fun, the views at the top are awesome. I suggest you take the short...More

Thank Brooks P
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We were here in winter and walking in heavy boots so didn't make the whole trail, but it was glorious. Took the easy route because the snow was slippery. So pretty! And right across the street from Briarcliff Motel where we stay.

Thank JillWP
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Monument Mountain hiking trail starts on route 7, very easy to find. Many tall straight pine trees in view. With the snow on the ground we took the blue Indian Mountain Trail and cut onto the red Squaw Peak Trail. Indian Mountain Trail is easier,...More

Thank 1yue
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Charged more that quoted on the phone! Then it was so close to the road the traffic was loud and we did not get a good night sleep! We won't be back!

Thank Jen D
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Monument Mtn is a nice stretch your legs hike that offers terrific views for moderate effort. Note that the trail to the top does get rocky and steep.

Thank lbarakau
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I am a novice hiker and not in good shape and this was a challenge. We took Hickey Trail up (steeper climb) to the top then Indian Trail down (flatter trail). I find it easier to climb up steep trails rather than descend them. Trails...More

3  Thank loydek
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minniemeris
20 July 2017|
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Response from Madeleine F | Reviewed this property |
No this is not good for seniors, and there are no easy trails.
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