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Widow White Trail

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A steep woods road that climbs up to the summit of Widow's Peak.


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1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

77%

Runnable

2,147' 654 m

High

1,454' 443 m

Low

695' 212 m

Up

2' 0 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Historical Significance · Views · Wildlife

The parking area isn't plowed during the winter, and may be inaccessible.

Need to Know

The parking area is difficult to access and parking is limited.

Description

This trail follows an old woods road, following aqua blazes. It passes by a brick wall (on the right), remnants of an old building. As you approach the top of one of the hills, there's a large sandstone formation (on the right). This may be Brown's Rock, though I saw no inscription. There are many side roads, so make sure to adhere to the ones with the aqua blazes. At the edge of the final ridge, the trail turns left and travels along the ridgeline. The maintenance through this section is poor, with many Beech saplings and downed trees crowding the path. The trail continues until it reaches a perpendicular woods road. According to the BNRC app, this trail ends here; just below the summit of Widow's Peak. Following the woods road to the right should take you to the actual summit of Widow's Peak and the Taconic Skyline Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Birch, Beech, Striped Maple, Red Maple, Sugar Maple.
Fauna: Black-Capped Chickadee, Nuthatch, Coyote (tracks), Fox (tracks), Turkey (tracks), Deer (tracks).

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Shared By:

David Smith

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  3.5 from 2 votes

#6

in Pittsfield

#21280

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#6

in Pittsfield

#439

in Massachusetts

#21,280

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Rock Formation.
Jan 30, 2020 near Lanesbo…, MA

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