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Monument Mountain

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Address: Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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+1 978-921-1944

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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We went to Monument Mountain on a foggy day. Although the view was not clear, we enjoyed the atmosphere. The paths are very well maintained!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johannes S
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Monument Mountain on a foggy day. Although the view was not clear, we enjoyed the atmosphere. The paths are very well maintained!

Thank Johannes S
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to take their time), and enough of a gentle challenge to the more advanced hiker... More 

1 Thank CD26traveler
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 looking for an incredible view. (Would also recommend Pittsfield state park for the highest peak... More 

Thank Jim S
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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 Hickey trail up to Squaw Peak then down Indian trail we like. Squaw peak is... More 

Thank Chelsea C
South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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 trip with stops for the views. (I did the same trails in reverse to get... More 

Thank Chrissie O
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9 attraction reviews
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 detour to overlook the Devil's Pulpit.

Thank Brooks P
White Plains, New York
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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
Long Island, New York
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3 reviews
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, a small stretch is slippery but manageable. Squaw Peak Trail is much more difficult. The... More 

Thank 1yue
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7 reviews
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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
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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

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