The Appalachian Trail here leads through the Berkshires. Pleasant stretches through wooded hills and valleys feature such outstanding peaks as Mt. Greylock and Mt. Everett, and the Trail passes through several small New England towns. Water is plentiful.

Several summits and ledges provide views, and there are long, flat sections atop the Berkshire Plateau quite different from the dry ridgewalks of the mid-Atlantic and Virginias. Ascents, though sometimes steep, are seldom sustained.

New England has the most extensive bus service close to the Trail; in Massachusetts, bus service is available in towns adjacent to the Trail along Route 7, which roughly parallels the A.T. between Kent, Connecticut, and Rutland, Vermont.

A.T. mileage 90 miles
Difficulty rating 3-6 (rating scale explained)
Elevation 650—3,491 feet
Guidebook Appalachian Trail Guide to Massachusetts—Connecticut
When to go May through early October

Video Trail Report from Thru-Hiker Tutts99

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