Trail Run Project Logo

Mohawk Trail Loop

Difficult
 5.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Run through the old growth forest at Mohawk Trail State Park.


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

5.1

Miles

8.2

KM

82%

Runnable

1,659' 506 m

High

640' 195 m

Low

1,133' 345 m

Up

1,119' 341 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This is a great remote run through some remarkable wilderness in western MA.

Description

This is a wonderful scenic run that is VERY CHALLENGING on one very steep hillside. Starting out at Mohawk Trail State Park Campground you run back on a dirt road past a gate. There is a rusty old pickup truck hiding in the woods that is very cool to see. Near here is the old stand of trees that is measured and monitored by a fantastic group of volunteers.

The uphill section from Zoar (the marker on the river) uphill to the scenic overlook is very challenging when wet, or in the fall with leaf coverage. It's very steep in sections. I do recommend running the loop counterclockwise as it is routed on this map so you're facing the challenging section on the up vs. sliding down which I personally find a little scarier.

Contacts

Shared By:

Katya Maiser

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 2 votes

#913

Overall
  5.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#913

Overall
123 Views Last Month
3,446 Since Oct 24, 2019
Difficult

0%
0%
0%
33%
67%
0%

Photos

Trail junction
Nov 21, 2019 near Charlemont, MA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 29 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

May 29, 2020
Private User