The Pocumtuck Ridge trail makes for a great beginner's backpacking trip, as it
typically takes 2-3 days to complete, depending on variables such as season or
fitness level. The trail traverses the Pocumtuck Range of Deerfield and Greenfield,
MA. The trail begins in Deerfield, MA with a rather steep hike up to the summit of
South Sugarloaf. Here you will find a small observation tower affording you
stunning views of the Connecticut River. The trail runs parallel to the Connecticut
River north taking you to the Poet's Seat Tower and ending in Greenfield, MA.
The trailhead can only be accessed via Rt 116.