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About


Massaemett Mountain
Shelburne, 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.

The trail after the water tank road ends

Massaemett is a convenient big mountain hike for Franklin County, Western Massachusetts standards.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Hike Commenced: 3:42 PM
Parking Elevation: 425'
Destination: Massaemett Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:52 PM
Summit Reached: 4:21 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 560'
Summit Elevation: 1,588'
Vertical Gain: 1,028'
Hike Ended: 5:30 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,163'



Road to the water tank


Looking west at Mt. Greylock


Looking west at the sunset




Directions to trailhead: From downtown Shelburne Falls parking, walk north on Main Street (not Bridge Street) then take a right onto Church Street. Bear left at the end of that street onto Highland Ave. Bear left onto a crushed rock road, cross Route 2, trailhead is at yellow gate.

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