Trail Run Project Logo

Mount Prospect Trail

Difficult
 4.0 (1)

After a steep ascension to the South Peak, you'll be greeted with a leisurely stroll along the ridge.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

69%

Runnable

2,681' 817 m

High

1,466' 447 m

Low

1,242' 378 m

Up

219' 67 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

54%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Description

This trail follows (some) blue blazes. This trail starts off on a steep little rocky section off the Money Brook Trail. It makes its way over a rocky scramble below some schist walls. It ascends, steeply, towards the ridge. Please use extreme caution when traveling during snowy or icy conditions.

Once the trail reaches the ridge, it turns right to follow the ridgeline. Shortly after passing a view (on the left), the trail reaches the South Peak. There is a pile of rocks that marks the South Peak. From here, the trail traverses moderately over the schist ridgeline. It passes by the unmarked summit of the North Peak, and ends at the view off the AT.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Eastern Hemlock, Oak, Beech.
Fauna: Chickadee.
Geological Interest: Schist, Quartz.

Contacts

Shared By:

David Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#12579

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#147

in Massachusetts

#12,579

Overall
42 Views Last Month
316 Since Dec 27, 2018
Difficult

0%
0%
0%
0%
100%
0%

Photos

Overlook at the intersection of Mt. Prospect Trail and the Appalachian Trail, looking northwest over Williamstown.
Aug 10, 2019 near William…, MA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 4 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none