Hiking Maps & Guides

Northern Berkshires Trails

We have organized regional trail information around five different themes for your enjoyment and curiosity.

Check out the descriptions below and click here for a Google Map of trails.

Seven Summits
This series of seven hikes leads you to summits located in the town of Williamstown. The hikes are arranged in order of difficulty so that you can improve your fitness level over a period of time or just choose the hike that sounds best to you. Most of the hikes have overlooks with views of Williamstown and the surrounding region so they make excellent leaf peeping destinations.

Art Walks
Enjoy a hike and discover public art on these trails in Williamstown and North Adams.

Outstanding Views
Sunrise, sunset, winter, spring, summer, and fall. These trails offer outstanding views to enjoy when you get to the summit!

Big Trees
These hikes all have trails that wind through groves of enormous trees. While some of the trees are up to 500 years old, the majority are second growth trees that have been growing long enough to achieve old growth characteristics. For more information on these and other old growth trees in the region, read The Sierra Club Guide to the Ancient Forests of the Northeast. Monroe State Forest and Mohawk Trail State Forest are both listed in this guide, as is the portion of the Mt. Prospect hike in the Hopper.

These trails often meander along a brook or lead you into the woods to discover a spectacular waterfall. During the warm months, you can also dip your toes in the water!

fullThis project is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



Northern Berkshire County Trails