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Negus Mountain
Rowe, MA, and Charlemont, MA

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

Heading up Negus Mountain, looking at the middle third of the hike.

This was a perfect fall day - clear sky, mild temperature, near-peak foliage The trail is not marked and at times hard to follow.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, October 9, 2006
Hike Commenced: 4:33 PM
Parking Elevation: 750'
Destination: Negus Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 4:35 PM
Summit Reached: 5:03 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 755'
Summit Elevation: 1,705'
Vertical Gain: 970'
Hike Ended: 5:53 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 992'

Trailhead across the railroad tracks

Below the south peak summit, looking southeast at (left to right) Mt. Institute, Mt. Peak, Hawks Mountain, and Todd Mountain.

Directions to trailhead: Take Zoar Road to Zoar Gap. Parking is available on both sides of the road. Walk down the dead end road with the yellow fence at the end, cross the railroad tracks - the trailhead should be right there.

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