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Monument Mountain (Squaw Peak)
Great Barrington, MA

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

Hickey Trail to Squaw Peak summit

Monument Mountain, or at least the Squaw Peak portion of it, had been on my to do list ever since seeing it whilst skiing at Butternut in early 2003. On account of time or weather I had skipped this hike in my previous trips to this region. A combination of lack of energy, lack of time, and poor weather pushed me into doing this somewhat short hike on Christmas Day.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Squaw Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, December 25, 2006
Hike Commenced: 12:06 PM
Parking Elevation: 925'
Destination: Squaw Peak
Ascent Commenced: 12:07 PM
Summit Reached: 12:30 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 925'
Summit Elevation: 1,642'
Vertical Gain: 767'
Hike Ended: 1:10 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 887'



Hickey Trail to Squaw Peak summit


Looking north at Mt. Greylock, as Herman Melville once saw when conceptualizing Moby Dick




Directions to trailhead: Take Route 7 South, past Monument Mountain Regional High School. Parking and trailheads are on the right.

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