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Monument Mountain, Great Barrington

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Monument Mountain is a 2.5mi long quartzite ridgeline located in Great Barrington and Stockbridge, Massachusetts in the Berkshires geology. Beside the high point, 1739ft, the mountain has several other distinct peaks, most notably the open, knife-edge Squaw Peak, 1642ft located on the southeast side of the mountain within the 503acre Monument Mountain reservation managed by The Trustees of Reservations. The mountain receives over 20,000 visitors per year.Devil's Pulpit, part of Squaw Peak, is a free-standing pillar of stone. Flag Rock, located on the southwest side of the mountain, is an open ledge overlooking the village of Housatonic. The only official trails on the mountain ascend Squaw Peak from a parking lot on Massachusetts Route 7 north of Great Barrington center. There is no fee for members of The Trustees and a parking fee of $5 for non-members. An unnamed waterfall is located to the northeast of Squaw Peak along the Hickey Trail.Views from Squaw Peak include the Housatonic River Valley, The Berkshires, the Taconic Mountains, and the Catskill Mountains of New York.The west side of Monument Mountain drains into the Housatonic River thence into Long Island Sound. The east side of Monument Mountain drains into Konkapot Brook thence into the Housatonic River. Arrange your visit to Monument Mountain and discover more family-friendly attractions in Great Barrington using our Great Barrington trip maker website.
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  • Our party of four enjoyed a 2.6 mile loop. We headed up the Hickory Trail (yellow) and down the Mohican Monument Trail (blue). The signage was great, the trails were well maintained and beauty was.....  more
    Our party of four enjoyed a 2.6 mile loop. We headed up the Hickory Trail (yellow) and down the Mohican Monument Trail (blue). The signage was great, the trails were well maintained and beauty was.....  more »
  • This was on our favorites list for activities at Acadia National Park. Plan to purchase a park pass as well as a Cadillac Mountain Pass. You will need to select a time to arrive. In my opinion, it....  more
    This was on our favorites list for activities at Acadia National Park. Plan to purchase a park pass as well as a Cadillac Mountain Pass. You will need to select a time to arrive. In my opinion, it....  more »

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