APPALACHIAN TRAIL

LOCATION: Northwest Massachusetts
HIKE STARTS: Dalton (MA 8/9)
HIKE ENDS: Cheshire (MA 8)
TOTAL DISTANCE: 9.0 Miles
HIKE TYPE: One Way, Shuttle Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate
TRAILS USED: Appalachian Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Heavy
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight Hike

MORE INFORMATION:
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 West Washington Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6331

HIGHLIGHTS: This is a short section between the towns of Dalton and Cheshire that can be done as either a day or overnight hike. The Appalachian Trail starts at MA 8, heads east through Cheshire and eventually climbs through some hardwoods to the southern edge of the Cobbles. This is a large rock outcropping that overlooks the town of Cheshire. The trail continues uphill from the Cobbles and eventually reaches Gore Pond. The Crystal Mountain campsite is located about a half mile from here, and only a few miles beyond it is the town of Dalton (the northern terminus of this hike).

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