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“Monument Mountain”
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Monument Mountain
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Well worth the almost 3 hour hike round trip. The views up top were amazing. We could see a profile on one of the rocks that resembled The Old Man In The Mountain.We actually saw a football game going on below.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Monument Mountain is conveniently located SW Mass (Great Barrington); an easy drive from CT. It's much closer than Mount Greylock (where we had planned to go) and still satisfies that urge to get outdoors and explore. Additionally, it is full of history. There is a plaque and brochure describing how Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Herman Melville found refuge in a cave, inspiring Melville to write Moby Dick. You can find this same cave on the Hickey Trail. There are 2 loops of trails to hike, that both culminate at the summit with options to hike more strenuous rocks. All ages and abilities will find something fun to hike and explore at Monument Mtn. There are also picnic tables to have lunch at and rest.

1  Thank MMingus
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

The host at our B&B recommended Monument Mountain for a quick, rigorous late afternoon hike. It was perfect. We climbed the steeper trail, which was a good workout. There were plenty of people on the trail and tons of dogs. A very lively, fun place. And the view from the top (which we reached in less than an hour was pretty impressive. This is not an all-day event but it was ideal for our first afternoon in Stockbridge and helped us work up an appetite for dinner at Theresa's Cafe.

2  Thank ABGateley
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We live locally and do alot of hiking. Fall is a wonderful time to hike Monument Mountain - the views will not disappoint.

1  Thank 571Roxanne
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

If you love the outdoors and in the Great Barrington area this is a lovely hike with spectacular views of the countryside. Beware of the poison ivy along the trail.

1  Thank JimMorristown
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