Instead of hiking this weekend, I went to Jiminy Peak to ride the Mountain Coaster with a group of friends. The Mountain Coaster is a roller coaster style ride that's 1/2 mile from start to finish while twisting and turning through the woods and down the mountain with hand controls to control your speed. It's $9 for a single ride or you can buy a 6 pack of tickets for $42. I was skeptical at first, but it was a fun ride and it went a lot faster than I expected. My only complaint is was that the ride itself was too short for the price of the ticket. The ride down is about 2 minutes at "full throttle" and at $9 for a 4 minute ride is a bit expensive. However, it was a good time and it should certainly be on your list of things to do if you are ever in the Jiminy Peak area.