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High Ledge
Shelburne, MA

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

Road to High Ledge

After doing 3 short to moderate hikes, I still had some time left to kill and decided to go to the High Ledges to see the sunset. On the drive up, I could see Mt. Monadnock in amazing detail, so I was certainly optimistic on the sunset possibilities. I was let down, however, to discover the clouds had moved in to the west. Nonetheless, I sat on the ledge for awhile and was able to get some work done, so everything wasn't lost.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: High Ledge
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, January 7, 2007
Hike Commenced: 3:51 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,326'
Destination: High Ledge
Ascent Commenced: 3:52 PM
Summit Reached: 4:04 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,312'
Summit Elevation: 1,268'
Vertical Gain: 114'
Hike Ended: 4:33 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 172'

Looking west at Mt. Greylock

Directions to trailhead: Take Patton Hill Road northwest from Tower Road. Look for High Ledges sign on left side of road. Parking lot located a few hundred feet down the road.

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