Mahican-Mohawk Trail (Charlemont to North Adams)
ElevationAscent: 3,898' 1,188 m
Descent: -3,777' -1,151 m
High: 2,563' 781 m
Low: 553' 169 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)
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“A historical trail that follows some of the original path used by the Indians.”— David Smith
The trail is more defined once you reach Mohawk Trail State Forest. The trail enters the park over the bridge, then turns right along a woods road. It follows the road for a short ways, then turns left onto a singletrack. It skirts around the base of Todd Mountain, then climbs the steep north side up to the ridgeline. It follows the ridgeline to Clark Mountain, then descends to Route 2. It fords the Cold River, then rises up to Sherman Road.
At the junction with Carpenter Trail, it turns right to follow it. It traverses a bunch of connecting trails through Savoy Mountain State Forest to arrive just below Spruce Hill. It follows the Hoosac Range Trail, then descends along the Old Route 2, through the woods. From the trailhead, it follows Route 2 to the doors of Mass Moca, in North Adams.
Eventually, the trail will be extended to Williamstown and New York. There is more detailed account of the route the trail follows on Mass.gov.
Land Manager: MA DCR-Mohawk Trail State Forest