FranklinSites.com Hiking Guide
Home

States
 Colorado
 Connecticut
 Maine
 Massachusetts
 New Hampshire
 New York
 Rhode Island
 Utah
 Vermont

 View All

Lists
 NE 4,000 Footers
 NE 100 Highest
 NH 4,000 Footers
 NH 100 Highest
 NH 52 With A View
 NH Belknap Range
 NH Ossipee 10

Links
Search

Trail Conditions

Trip Log
 Sunrises
 Sunsets


About


Catamount
Colrain, MA


Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below. "Summit" photos may in fact not be at the actual summit - but instead at the best nearby vista.

South Catamount Hill Road

Catamount was once a part of the ever grown metropolis of Colrain, Massachusetts. While somewhat booming in the 1800s and early 1900s, the area died out. Not much remains today other than a memorial to the schoolhouse (first public school in the country to fly the stars and stripes) and some cellarholes. With much of this interesting mountaintop topography being in state forest land, the adventures are abundant.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Catamount School Monument
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: McLeod Pond
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, July 23, 2006
Hike Commenced: 4:59 PM
Parking Elevation: 985'
Destination: Catamount School Monument
Ascent Commenced: 5:01 AM at South Catamount Hill Road trailhead
Monument Reached: 5:32 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 990'
Monument Elevation: 1200'
Vertical Gain: 340'
Destination: McLeod Pond
Pond Reached: 5:54 PM
Pond Elevation: 1115'
Vertical Gain: 30'
Hike Ended: 6:33 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 410'



South Catamount Hill Road trailhead


McLeod Pond




Directions to trailhead: Take Route 112 to North River Road, take a right onto Colrain Road, then take a left onto South Catamount Hill Road. There is some room to park near the gate (do not block the gate or any trailheads).

Back to Catamount Profile




Copyright 2002-2018, All Rights Reserved.
www.FranklinSites.com