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Pocumtuck Mountain
Colrain, MA, Heath, MA, and Charlemont, MA

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

Un-named trail to Pocumtuck summit

Hiking to Pocumtuck from Colrain is a very quiet walk. Despite being in a state forest, the trails aren't heavily traveled, marked, or mapped.

While the views were much better a few decades ago, there are still tremendous views off the ledge on the south side of Pocumtuck.

I also ventured over to the northern knob, which does not offer a view anymore.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, October 21, 2006
Hike Commenced: 11:13 AM
Parking Elevation: 985'
Destination: Pocumtuck Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 11:14 AM at South Catamount Hill Road trailhead
Summit Reached: 12:18 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:04
Trailhead Elevation: 990'
Summit Elevation: 1,872'
Vertical Gain: 1,152'
Hike Ended: 2:01 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:48
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,617'



South Catamount Hill Road trailhead


Pocumtuck Mountain summit, looking west at Borden Mountain and Mt. Greylock




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).

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