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Pony Mountain
Chapel Ledge
Chapel Falls

Ashfield, MA

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.

Passing by the bottom of Chapel Ledge on the summit trail

Chapel Ledge and Chapel Falls are both easy, scenic hikes. Though the views don't go for miles, the scenery is certainly good - with the open ledges on the top of Pony Mountain (Chapel Ledge) and the walk down the triple cascades of Chapel Falls. Both trails are marked decently to start, however nearing the end each lack blazes or signs.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Chapel Ledge
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Chapel Falls
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, September 7, 2006
Hike Commenced: 5:34 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,150'
Destination: Chapel Ledge
Ascent Commenced: 5:34 PM
Summit Reached: 5:43 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,150'
Summit Elevation: 1,420'
Vertical Gain: 270'
Destination: Chapel Falls
Descent Commenced: 6:06 PM
Bottom Falls Reached: 6:13 PM
Hike Ended: 6:16 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 400'



Chapel Ledge trailhead


Chapel Ledge summit, looking east


Chapel Falls trailhead


Chapel Falls top cascade


Chapel Falls bottom cascade




Directions to trailhead: Take Route 116 southeast from Ashfield Center to South Ashfield (bear right onto Williamsburg Road). The parking area and trailhead for Chapel Ledge is about 2 miles down that road on the right.

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