The Berkshire Mountains offer hiking trails for every skill level. These five parks include some of the most scenic trails in Massachusetts.
Hiking In The Berkshires
The Berkshire Mountains offer hiking opportunities for the novice or the experienced hiker. Trails wind through forests, up mountains and past glorious waterfalls. These parks offer year round hiking for every skill level.
Appalachian Trail. Nearly 90 miles of the Appalachian Trail wind through the Berkshires. The trails extend through mountains, past lakes and streams and in dense forests. There are several overnight shelters for hikers on long trips. Maps of the Massachusetts section of the Appalachian Trail are available at state visitor centers on Mt. Greylock or by writing to the Appalachian Mountain Club Regional Office, Rockwell Road, P.O. Box 1433, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
Bash Bish Falls State Park. Located on Falls Road in Mt. Washington just 14 miles west of Great Barrington, Bash Bish has 4,500 forested acres, cliffs, streams and a series of spectacular water falls. Hikers will find 30 miles of trails. Camping is not permitted in the park but sites are available two miles away.
Borden Mountain. Twenty miles of hiking trails are available at Borden Mountain, located at the Savoy Mountain State Reservation off Route 2 in the town of Florida, Massachusetts. The campground has 45 sites and several rustic cabins overlooking South Pond. The hiking trails wind through swamps, past ponds and scenic waterfalls.
Mount Greylock. One of the oldest state parks in Massachusetts, Mount Greylock State Reservation is located on Rockwell Road in Lanesborough near Adams and boasts 45 miles of trails including sections of the Appalachian Trail. The park features the highest peak in Massachusetts with views extending 100 miles and the 92-foot War Veteran’s Memorial.
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