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Massaemett Mountain
Shelburne, MA

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Heading up the trail to the Massaemett Mountain summit
Heading up the trail to the Massaemett Mountain summit

With the mountain staring me down as I passed over Whitcomb Summit on the Mohawk Trail, I decided to hike it on my way through Shelburne.

After walking up the gated water tank access road, I continued up the trail proper as it climbed moderately to the summit through a variety of woods - some softwoods, some hardwoods, and some mountain laurel lined areas.

Reaching the viewless summit area (from the ground anyway), I climbed the fieldstone firetower and soon had cloudy, yet excellent views in all directions, ranging from Mt. Greylock to Mt. Tom to Mt. Monadnock to Mt. Snow.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, August 21, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:30 PM
Parking Elevation: 560'
Destination: Massaemett Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:30 PM
Summit Reached: 4:00 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:30
Trailhead Elevation: 560'
Summit Elevation: 1,588'
Vertical Gain: 1,028'
Hike Ended: 4:39 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:09
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,028'

Road to the water tank
Road to the water tank

Monadnock as seen from the Massaemett fire tower - Click to enlarge
Monadnock as seen from the Massaemett fire tower

Topographic map of Massaemett Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Climbing a hill eastbound on Route 2 after passing the 112 North exit, look for a small paved driveway on the left as the road levels out. The trail starts at the yellow gate.

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