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Mount Prospect Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
69% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,242' 378 m
Descent: -219' -67 m
High: 2,681' 817 m
Low: 1,466' 447 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (8°)
Max Grade: 54% (28°)

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

David Smith

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.

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

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