Pine Cobble (1,894 feet), to the northeast of Williamstown, offers one of the finest panoramic views of the Hoosic River valley. Within easy walking distance of the Williams College campus, this hike is a favorite with many Williams College students. The word “cobble” refers to the exposed outcropping of quartzite bedrock that is the destination of most of those who use the trail. On a clear day, the outcrop is easily visible from the valley floor, several miles away.
- Distances: 1.6 miles to Pine Cobble, 2.1 miles to Appalachian Trail.
- Estimated time: 1 hour to Pine Cobble.
- Blazes: Blue.
- Maintenance: Williams Outing Club.
Visit the Williams Outing Club page for more information.