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Berlin Mountain
Williamstown, MA, and Petersburg, NY

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

Old Williams College Ski Trail, about halfway to the Berlin Mtn. summit

Berlin Mountain offers views in almost every direction (slightly obscured to the north and west) and is accessible via trails in all directions. I took the old Williams College Ski Trail up from Massachusetts.

The trail starts off extremely steep and does not let up until about 2/3rds of the way up. Though not used anymore, the trail is still in fairly decent shape and is easily followed.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, September 25, 2006
Hike Commenced: 3:20 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,520'
Destination: Berlin Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:20 PM at Williams College Ski Trail trailhead
Summit Reached: 3:56 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,520'
Summit Elevation: 2,798'
Vertical Gain: 1,318'
Hike Ended: 4:54 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,398'



Looking at the lower half of the old Williams College Ski Trail


Looking east at Mt. Greylock




Directions to trailhead: Go to the end of Berlin Road. Note the last part of the road and parking lot can be very muddy.

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