This trail is the easiest and most direct route to the summit of Mount Greylock. It might not be as pleasant during the rainy season because there are a lot of areas of mud patches. It is a wide trail and even children who are good hikers can do it! The difficulty level is moderate with strenuous condition towards the top. Cheshire Harbor Trail connects to the AT to reach the summit for an elevation gain of 1,940 feet. It is a great trail to spend an afternoon on and the views at the top are unforgettable!! The terrain is very "New England" and one can notice the change in vegetation as you climb.
Be sure to visit the "Suggested Hikes" section under Maps and Brochures on the DCR website for Mount Greylock State Reservation. You can combine the Cheshire Harbor Trail and Gould Trail all in one visit!
Exit 2 to Lee, MA on the MassPike
Follow Rt-20 W to Rt-7 N
Take Rt-7 to Rt-9 and then to Rt-8 (be sure to check out the large farm stand on your right!)
Make a LEFT onto Prospect St.
LEFT onto Harmony St.
LEFT onto Fish St.
At the end make a RIGHT onto West Rd. and then a LEFT onto West Mountain Rd.
Continue until the end of the road and have a safe hike!
OR if you have a whole day to spend, continue on Rt-7 and follow the signs to Mount Greylock State Reservation/Visitors Center
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