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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

The first hike of the day was Massaemett. Starting at the water tank road, there was an inch or two of wet, new snow. Reaching the summit, the views were good, though not far reaching due to isolated rain showers.

For the descent, the new snow was continuing to melt, revealing some bare ground.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, April 2, 2011
Parking Elevation: 560'
Destination: Massaemett Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:35
Trailhead Elevation: 560'
Summit Elevation: 1,588'
Vertical Gain: 1,028'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:11
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,028'


Road to the water tank
Road to the water tank

Shelburne Falls as seen from the Massaemett fire tower - Click to enlarge
Shelburne Falls as seen from the Massaemett fire tower

A bird enjoying bare ground
A bird enjoying bare ground

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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