Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mt. Greylock Hiking

Today we headed out to hike Mt. Greylock.  Mt. Greylock is the tallest mountain in Mass standing just shy of 3,500 feet.  Mt. Greylock is part of an 11 mile long and 4.5 mile wide range of mountains.  The highest peak of Greylock is located in Adams, but the mountain extends into Cheshire, Lanesborough, New Ashford, North Adams, and Williamstown.  At the summit there is a War Memorial with a spiral staircase leading to the top with views in 360 degrees.  Visibility can range anywhere from 70 to 120 miles in all directions.  There is also a seasonal auto road to the summit, for those of you who don't want to hike.

Some thunderstorms rolled through the area last night so the trail had pockets of mud and puddles, nothing major though.  We parked right near Sperry Rd and followed that road to the Hopper Trail.  From the Hopper Trail we took a section of the Appalachian Trail to the summit.

It was a beautiful day to hike.  Mostly sunny with a high in the mid 70s.  It wasn't until the drive home where the mercury hit the mid 80s.  If you live in the area or somewhat close I suggest this hike to everyone.  There are miles and miles of trails with different views and great sights. 

For a trailmap of Mt. Greylock click here.

To visit the Mt. Greylock DCR page with hiking suggestions click here.