Berkshire County Highpoint Trip Report

Mt Greylock (3,491 ft)

Date: June 23, 2005
Author: Dan Case

For a nice little hike if you don't have all day but want more out of this than a drive-up, drive up the summit road to where it begins to switch back around at 3,000 feet in elevation and park at the cul-de-sac where the Appalachian Trail sort of nicks the road (it's well signed; you won't miss it).

Follow the AT north over the little bump; there's a nice view to the summit as you're going to the other side. Cross the road, turn right at the Hopper Trail junction, and go down to the little pond (what's that structure across it?). Come out and cross to the three-way intersection (the AT resumes sort of on the other corner; it's a little harder to see going north, but you won't miss it) and then follow it upward to the summit facilities and the lighthouse. Feel free to mingle with whomever you wish up there, visit Bascom Lodge, whatever.

On the return, take the Overlook Trail where it splits off from the AT as it re- enters the woods near the composting toilet, then follow down to the road and back around south through the Hopper to the western viewpoint, then to the Hopper Trail junction and back to either the road or the AT at the first crossing, then return over the bump to where you parked.