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Rocky Mountain
Greenfield, MA

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

Climbing up the last part of the ledges toward Poets Seat Tower

Rocky Mountain, home of Poets Seat Tower, stands on the east side of Greenfield, MA. The 'green blazed' trail I took didn't appear to have any green blazes - rather, just a lot of broken glass and trash. Running low on patience, I ended up deviating from it and climbing the ledge south of the tower.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Poet's Seat
Length: Easy
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Hike Commenced: 5:29 PM
Parking Elevation: 280'
Destination: Poets Seat
Ascent Commenced: 5:30 PM at Beacon Field
Summit Reached: 5:38 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 280'
Summit Elevation: 495'
Vertical Gain: 215'
Hike Ended: 5:54 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 240'

'Green blaze' trailhead? near Beacon Field

Looking west south west from Poet's Seat tower (Greenfield is the darkened town below the hills)

Directions to trailhead: Beacon Field is located a block east of the Hospital on High Street and should have ample parking.

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