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Monument Mountain

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Address: Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Ascend this popular peak, which once drew 19th-century literary giants, and...

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.

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Great Hiking Spot!

Wonderful place to go hike on a sunny day. Great to run up! The view at the top is incredible. You can see the regional high school and many houses and beautiful fields in the... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016
Taylor M
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Wonderful place to go hike on a sunny day. Great to run up! The view at the top is incredible. You can see the regional high school and many houses and beautiful fields in the area. You can also see the regional elementary school and ponds in the area. The hike is a medium intensity hike.

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Thank Taylor M
Honolulu
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Unfortunately our trip was hampered by 'pop up' shower. Fellow seniors wear good walking shoes and bring water. To seethe best views it is a little more strenuous.

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Thank Stanley S
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We took the yellow-blazed trail on the way up and then the blue-blazed trail on the way down. Yellow trail definitely more rugged and felt like a hike. We did it on a really humid day but there was plentiful shade and a nice breeze throughout the hike up hill. Amazing views from the top! People should do this at... More 

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Guelph
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We went on this trail in mid May. The weather was beautiful. Not too hot and no bugs! The climb was not too strenuous and the surroundings and views were spectacular. It was not too busy so there was a sense of solitude. Take note that there are no washroom facilities available, even in the parking area so go with... More 

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Indianapolis
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827 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Great view of the area but note that it is closed till late May.Luckily we had been there before. Even so, there are several nice trails to walk if the top is closed

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I went on a beautiful spring Saturday and there were a lot of people on the trails. There are two trails up and down. One way requires a little scramboing, the other takes a few extra minutes. Both are lovely. You don't have to be in particularly good shape to do this hike.

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Thank teleiap
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I have been hiking up and down Monument Mountain my entire life and it's a great workout with great views at the top. The only downside is that you will see people frequently. Most people take the shorter, steeper trail up and down, so if you crave more solitude, opt for the longer, slower trail.

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Nanuet, New York
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Our friends recommended this to us. We followed the well marked blue trail up to the top and then took the red trail up to the peak where large boulders and rock shelves allow you privacy and nice views. This starts out as a moderate hike but becomes rather challenging at the top. Just the right amount of time..about an... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is not for the faint of heart. It is not a difficult hike, but there are stretches that I would say are moderate. We had a lovely view of the sunset from the top, though we were stressing it getting back to the parking lot before dark so we took the easier and shorter route back, which meant we... More 

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Thank Beth G
Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Getting to the top of Monument Mountain can be short and steep or a gradual walk on an old logging road. From the top of Squaw Peak the view is almost 360 degrees encompassing Mount Greylock to the north, neighboring New York State to the west and the Litchfield hills in Connecticut to the south. On a clear day you... More 

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