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Mount Greylock Summit Loop

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6.6 Miles 10.6 Kilometers


66%

Runnable

2,252' 687 m

Ascent

-2,250' -686 m

Descent

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

3,479' 1,060 m

High

1,247' 380 m

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Shared By Ben Rosenberg

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Icy - Be sure to bring your microspikes. You'll want them on the Bellows Pipe Trail History

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This is a beautiful loop to hit the highest peak in Massachusetts.

Ben Rosenberg

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This run takes you up the Bellows Pipe Trail, and back down on the Gould Trail. Both trails are beautifully maintained "Level 1" running culminating in a view from the top of Mount Greylock, the highest peak in MA.

Description

Parking can be found at the end of Gould Road on the right, just before you reach a farm, which is private property. Follow the trail from the back of the parking lot towards Bellows Pipe Trail. The trail is well marked, and all junctions are labeled clearly with signs. Enjoy several views of creeks and a waterfall on your way up the mountain. At about 2,400' (1.75 miles), the trail begins a series of switchbacks, which will leave you up by a portion of the AT. Turn left, and continue running up the gradual ridge climb to the summit.

Once you are done taking in the views at the peak, and have taken enough selfies, follow signs for the Gould Trail, which can be found by the TV antenna at the summit. Follow the clearly marked trail on your way back down the mountain.

History & Background

Mount Greylock is the highest natural point in Massachusetts at 3,489 feet (1,063 m). Although geologically part of the Taconic Mountains, Mount Greylock is commonly associated with the abutting Berkshire Hills to the east. The mountain is known for its expansive views encompassing five states and the only taiga-boreal forest in the state.

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