Trails to treasures
MOUNT GREYLOCK (MASS.)
Despite being overrun by automobiles, Mount Greylock is a backpackers paradise where inviting trails parallel cascading streams, explore serene forested slopes, and scale scenic ridgelines.
HIKE: Journeying counterclockwise, use the Hopper, Appalachian, and Money Brook trails to complete a challenging 11.2-mile loop. Along the circuit, a variety of accommodations await, including the Mount Greylock Campground at mile 2.4 and the Wilburs Clearing shelter site at mile 7.9 (less adventurous backpackers can opt for the summits Bascom Lodge at mile 4.1).
TRAILHEAD: Haley Farm, end of Hopper Road off Route 43 in Williamstown.
REGULATIONS: Campground (advanced reservation and fees); shelter site (first-come, first-served).
AMENITIES: Campground (tent sites, outhouses, fire rings); shelter site (lean-to, tent platforms, outhouse).www.mass.gov