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Colrain, 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.

South Catamount Hill Road

Catamount was once a part of the ever grown metropolis of Colrain, Massachusetts. While somewhat booming in the 1800s and early 1900s, the area died out. Not much remains today other than a memorial to the schoolhouse (first public school in the country to fly the stars and stripes) and some cellarholes. With much of this interesting mountaintop topography being in state forest land, the adventures are abundant.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Catamount School Monument
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: McLeod Pond
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, July 23, 2006
Hike Commenced: 4:59 PM
Parking Elevation: 985'
Destination: Catamount School Monument
Ascent Commenced: 5:01 AM at South Catamount Hill Road trailhead
Monument Reached: 5:32 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 990'
Monument Elevation: 1200'
Vertical Gain: 340'
Destination: McLeod Pond
Pond Reached: 5:54 PM
Pond Elevation: 1115'
Vertical Gain: 30'
Hike Ended: 6:33 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 410'

South Catamount Hill Road trailhead

McLeod Pond

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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