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Crag Mountain
Northfield, MA

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

Heading southbound on the Metacomet-Monadnock trail near the Crag Mountain summit

Craig Mountain is a quick, easy hike just south of Northfield, Massachusetts. With the exception of one steep rocky area requiring minor climbing, it's a very easy ascent. The views on top are superb for such a short hike - Wachusett, Monadnock, Grace, Greylock, and Haystack are all visible on a decent day.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Crag Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Hike Commenced: 5:15 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,260'
Destination: Crag Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 5:15 PM at Metacomet-Monadnock trailhead
Summit Reached: 5:25 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,260'
Summit Elevation: 1,503'
Vertical Gain: 243'
Hike Ended: 5:42 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 258'



Metacomet-Monadnock trailhead south of Crag Mountain


Looking south at Northfield Mountain from the Crag Mountain summit




Directions to trailhead: From Route 63 in Northfield, take South Mountain Road past the high tension lines and Wendell Road intersection. The Metacomet-Monadnock trail will soon emerge on the right side of the road (blazes will be visible on trees and utility poles. There should be room to park on the side of the road on the top of the hill. The trail goes partway up a driveway on the left side of the road.

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