Distance: 5.2 miles, 1715 feet elevation gain
Time: 3 hours 13 minutes
Year to date miles: 174.8
Map: See book, or AMC Massachusetts Trail Map
Parking: White Oaks Road, Pownal, VT. The road turns into a gravel road, at the point it crosses the MA/VT border. It is the second parking area on the right. We didn't see a sign for the trail, but we saw the red blazes and a cable across the trail. Room for around 4 cars.
Post hike dinner: Baba Louies Pittsfield, MA
Directions: AMCs Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires
From the parking area, follow the red blazes all of the way to the summit.
Notes: Kind of a warm humid day, which made the hike up difficult for me. The bugs were fierce today - I kept hitting my head trying to kill them!!!! The trail is a continual gradual uphill climb, never very steep. There isn't much water available on the trail, so make sure to bring plenty of extra for dogs. We only saw 2 hikers today. The trail is rocky, some of the rocks pretty interesting. There is barely a view at the summit - just a thin sliver of a view of Mount Greylock. The area approaching the summit is pretty though.
|Start of the trail|
|Crossing a meadow in the beginning...Moxie smiling|
|Intersection with the Agawon Trail. We also passed some unblazed trails, but really had no issues navigating.|
|Intersection - turning right staying on the red blazed trail.|
|The dogs taking a break at a mud puddle. There was a stream at the trailhead, but other than that, water was scarce.|
|Getting close to the summit, the trees change|
|Sign at the summit. We didn't see any geodesic markers.|
|A sliver of a view.|
|Trek and Moxie, summit|