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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The gentle lower portion of the Blue Summit Trail
Route: Red Gate Trail, Blue Summit Trail, (Mt. Equinox), Blue Summit Trail, Red Gate Trail
Trail was mostly dry and in good shape. Some slippery rock.
Summit is much nicer now, as the old hotel has been replaced with a two story visitor center and some trees have been removed. While the upper decks are only accessible via going inside the visitor center (dogs not allowed inside), the lower decks provide excellent views as well, ranging from the Adirondacks to the Greens to Mt. Greylock.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The Red Gate Trail trailhead
Looking northeast at Dorset Peak from Mt. Equinox
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 7A south from Manchester, then take a right shortly after the small rotary onto Seminary Avenue. Past the big building, take a right onto West Union Street. Shortly thereafter, there will be a parking lot on the right. The trail starts behind the green gate at the back of the lot.
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