Mahican - Mohawk Trail Section 4: Charlemont - Cold River
ElevationAscent: 1,846' 563 m
Descent: -1,237' -377 m
High: 1,895' 578 m
Low: 580' 177 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 58% (30°)
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“This is a difficult section that traverses over the mountain tops.”— David Smith
The trail turns right to follow Cold River Road then turns left (off the road) into the woods. It ascends slightly as it rises up towards Thumper Mountain. After, the trail skirts around the base of Thumper Mountain and re-connects to Cold River Road.
Near Wheeler's Cemetery, the trail turns left then right towards the meadow. The trail skirts around the ridgeline of Mount Todd, then angles its way upwards. This section is steep, especially nearer to the top. When you reach the top of the ridgeline, you can catch some excellent views if you take a left along the Indian Trail.
The trail turns right to traverse the top of the ridge and is rough (in places) through this stretch. It continues over both humps of Clark Mountain and begins its descent to Route 2. The trail crosses over Route 2 to the guardrail on the opposite side. It follows along a narrow strip of land between a property and Route 2, then descends steeply to the Cold River. Section 4 of this trail ends here at the Cold River.
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Land Manager: Town of Charlemont - Recreation