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“Easy Hike”
Review of Monument Mountain

Monument Mountain
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Owner description: Ascend this popular peak, which once drew 19th-century literary giants, and from its summit gaze across the spectacular landscapes of the Housatonic River Valley.
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Easy Hike”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Good easy hike takes about 2 hours. Good views from the top, although can be busy as a popular trail.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Ecojanie
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Nanuet, New York
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“wonderful hike”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

What a wonderful hiking experience at Monument Mountain. We took this hike on a beautiful Saturday morning. The fall foliage added to the great experience. It was a little strenuous as we got to the rocky summit but the views were well worth it. We were able to complete the trail walk in about 2 1/2 hours.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank MVP237
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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768 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Monument Mountain”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Well worth the almost 3 hour hike round trip. The views up top were amazing. We could see a profile on one of the rocks that resembled The Old Man In The Mountain.We actually saw a football game going on below.

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great Last Minute Hike”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Monument Mountain is conveniently located SW Mass (Great Barrington); an easy drive from CT. It's much closer than Mount Greylock (where we had planned to go) and still satisfies that urge to get outdoors and explore. Additionally, it is full of history. There is a plaque and brochure describing how Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Herman Melville found refuge in a cave, inspiring Melville to write Moby Dick. You can find this same cave on the Hickey Trail. There are 2 loops of trails to hike, that both culminate at the summit with options to hike more strenuous rocks. All ages and abilities will find something fun to hike and explore at Monument Mtn. There are also picnic tables to have lunch at and rest.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank MMingus
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely hike, gorgeous view”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

The host at our B&B recommended Monument Mountain for a quick, rigorous late afternoon hike. It was perfect. We climbed the steeper trail, which was a good workout. There were plenty of people on the trail and tons of dogs. A very lively, fun place. And the view from the top (which we reached in less than an hour was pretty impressive. This is not an all-day event but it was ideal for our first afternoon in Stockbridge and helped us work up an appetite for dinner at Theresa's Cafe.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank ABGateley
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