Appalachian Trail (Cheshire to MA/VT Border)

Location: Northwest Massachusetts
Trip Starts: Cheshire (MA 8)
Trip Ends: MA/VT Border
Total Distance: 18.2 miles
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Trail Traffic: Heavy
Trip Type: Overnight or Multi-Day Hike
More Information:

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


The final section of the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts climbs the highest point in the state, Mount Greylock. The summit is at 3,500 feet and it has outstanding views into New York, Vermont and Canada. Mount Greylock was the first site in the nation to have a pay observation tower, and the Bascom Lodge is located on site with bunkrooms, showers, meals, and a snack bar. The Mount Greylock State Reservation, which surrounds the summit, totals 11,000 acres and it has an extensive trail system in addition to the A.T.

The town of North Adams and Williamstown are located just north of Mount Greylock, these villages are the last opportunity for the northbound hiker to re-supply in the State of Massachusetts.

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