APPALACHIAN TRAIL

Location: Southwest Massachusetts
Trip Starts: Upper Goose Pond
Trip Ends: Dalton
Total Distance: 20.5 miles
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Trail Traffic: Heavy
Trip Type: Overnight or Multi-Day Hike
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Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 West Washington Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6331

Highlights:

The Appalachian Trail leaves Upper Goose Pond and crosses Interstate 90 within a mile and eventually climbs to the summit of Becket Mountain at 2,180 feet. Goose Pond is seen to the south and a register box is on the tree. The overgrown summit of Walling Mountain is the next peak in this section and it is at 2,220 feet a few miles before the October Mountain shelter. The Trail then continues past the Kay Wood Lean-To and winds its way down to Dalton, a small town of around 8000 people.

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