This loop trail is highly varied and offers some stunning views. It begins on the flank of Mount Greylock and rises over 1800 feet to the summit. Though long, its highly varied terrain and flora are worth the time. In addition, the southern terminus of the trail is cut through a large pretty field, thick with wildflowers and meadow birds, including the relatively uncommon Indigo Bunting.
Bring plenty of water and some food, and plan on being on the trail all day. This is a long trail and has some very rough sections, so sturdy hiking boots are recommended.
The ridge section offers the greatest variety, but if you have saved your energy and are not too satiated by the views from the busy summit (sadly, the road reaches the top and chokes the summit with tourists), you will find many small wonders on the plateau traversed by the Outlook Trail and the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Trail (named for the Depression Era government program used to construct the trail).
The summit is home to the 1931 War Veterans Memorial and the Bascom Lodge, operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club.
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