Appalachian Trail (Dalton to Cheshire)

Location: Northwest Massachusetts
Trip Starts: Dalton (MA 8/9)
Trip Ends: Cheshire (MA 8)
Total Distance: 9 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


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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