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Sachem Head
Greenfield, MA

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

Looking down Sachem's Run

Route: Sachem's Run, Pocumtuck Ridge Trail

In Greenfield with a few minutes to spare, Sachem Head looked like a good destination.

Starting on Sachem's Run from the parking lot near the pond, we followed the rolling, somewhat wet trail to the stairway. At the top of the stairway, we took our time climbing up the short but steep ledge area - the wet rock made for a tricky time.

Though there were still some clouds lingering from the recent rain, the views from the top were great - east to the Turners Falls, south to Deerfield and the Pocumtuck Range, and west over Greenfield to western Franklin County.

All in all, Sachem Head is a good place to go for a short, pretty easy hike in the Greenfield area.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Sachem Head
Length: Easy
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, October 20, 2007
Hike Commenced: 9:25 AM
Parking Elevation: 305'
Destination: Sachem Head
Ascent Commenced: 9:26 AM
Summit Reached: 9:34 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:08
Trailhead Elevation: 310'
Summit Elevation: 452'
Vertical Gain: 162'
Hike Ended: 9:50 AM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:25
Hike Vertical Gain: 187'

Sachem's Run trailhead

Looking north over Greenfield from Sachem Head

Directions to trailhead: Take Highland Avenue to Parkway Street. Parking lot just before pond.

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