Monument Mountain, Great Barrington

Monument Mountain is a 2.5mi long quartzite ridgeline located in Great Barrington and Stockbridge, Massachusetts in the Berkshires geology. Beside the high point, 1739ft, the mountain has several other distinct peaks, most notably the open, knife-edge Squaw Peak, 1642ft located on the southeast side of the mountain within the 503acre Monument Mountain reservation managed by The Trustees of Reservations. The mountain receives over 20,000 visitors per year.Devil's Pulpit, part of Squaw Peak, is a free-standing pillar of stone. Flag Rock, located on the southwest side of the mountain, is an open ledge overlooking the village of Housatonic. The only official trails on the mountain ascend Squaw Peak from a parking lot on Massachusetts Route 7 north of Great Barrington center. There is no fee for members of The Trustees and a parking fee of $5 for non-members. An unnamed waterfall is located to the northeast of Squaw Peak along the Hickey Trail.Views from Squaw Peak include the Housatonic River Valley, The Berkshires, the Taconic Mountains, and the Catskill Mountains of New York.The west side of Monument Mountain drains into the Housatonic River thence into Long Island Sound. The east side of Monument Mountain drains into Konkapot Brook thence into the Housatonic River.
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  • We did the Indian Head Trail which is 1.5 miles each way. It starts out a little rough stepping on rocks and tree limbs but after a few minutes you get to a clearing by the vehicle access road...  more »
  • We recently went to Monument Mountain from CT for a modest hike in the mid-afternoon. Nice marked trails, cleared, the hikers we met along the way were friendly and helped us decide which trail...  more »
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