Appalachian Trail: Cheshire, MA to Notch Road

Connect farm fields, hardwood forests and the rocky crown of Mount Greylock--Massachusetts' highest summit--on this 10.9-mile dayhike.
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Connect farm fields, hardwood forests and the rocky crown of Mount Greylock--Massachusetts' highest summit--on this 10.9-mile dayhike.

Shelters: Mark Noepel Lean-to; sleeps 10.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 17.4

Waypoints

WPT002

Location: 42.5654182434082, -73.1560363769531

AT turns W onto path

WPT006

Location: 42.5984497070312, -73.1776809692383

Old Adams Rd. to Jones parking

WPT023

Location: 42.6419677734375, -73.1627197265625

Blue-blazed trail to Notch Rd.

WPT001

Location: 42.5623054504394, -73.1576538085938

AT turns E onto School St.

WPT010

Location: 42.6086540222168, -73.1842651367188

Mark Noepel Lean-to

WPT017

Location: 42.6369171142578, -73.1681976318359

Road to radio tower (WCDC); privies; overlook trail

WPT015

Location: 42.634033203125, -73.1720504760742

Pass small pond with rustic cabin

WPT024

Location: 42.6422157287598, -73.1624298095703

Thunder Ski Trail

ZZZ040

Location: 42.5626335144043, -73.1601028442383

St. Mary of the Assumption on Church St.: 2 rooms for hikers and limited parking (ask permission first)

WPT001

Location: 42.562084197998, -73.15771484375

Cheshire Cheese Memorial on corner of Church St. and School St. AT follows School St. to the N, passing a hiker kiosk before turning L. A cheshire cat peeks around the giant cheese memorial

WPT029

Location: 42.5757713317871, -73.1643905639648

Outlook Ave.

WPT027

Location: 42.6687850952148, -73.1578369140625

Mt. Williams Overlook

ZZZ029

Location: 42.6708679199219, -73.1675796508789

Cross Notch Rd. (head S to access parking area)

WPT011

Location: 42.6124153137207, -73.191047668457

Jones Nose Trail

WPT016

Location: 42.6339492797852, -73.1708831787109

Road intersection, parking; Gould Trail on map

WPT018

Location: 42.6372833251953, -73.166130065918

Greylock Mtn. (3,491 ft.): On clear days, see 100 mi. to five states from the peak that inspired Melville and Thoreau. A towering granite war memorial and Bascom Lodge can also be found on MA's highpoint

WPT003

Location: 42.5675849914551, -73.1592636108398

Cross MA 8

WPT025

Location: 42.642749786377, -73.1622161865234

Bellows Pipe Trail to the E leads downhill to Bellows Pipe Lean-to

WPT028

Location: 42.6701164245606, -73.1657333374024

Blue-blazed trail to parking

WPT022

Location: 42.6387329101562, -73.1650009155274

Rockwell Rd. to Mt. Greylock summit parking

WPT013

Location: 42.6324996948242, -73.1738815307617

Cheshire Harbor Trail and Rockwell Rd.

WPT014

Location: 42.6333656311035, -73.1728363037109

Hopper Trail to Sperry Campground

WPT012

Location: 42.6309661865234, -73.1780853271484

Notch Road; Rockwell Rd. parking

WPT008

Location: 42.6022682189941, -73.1798629760742

Pass a rock that resembles the head of a falcon

WPT009

Location: 42.6051330566406, -73.1834487915039

View S of the Berkshires

WPT026

Location: 42.6638488769531, -73.1578521728516

Bernard Farm Trail

DSCF6760

Location: 42.6339492797852, -73.172119140625

DSCF6767

Location: 42.6366996765137, -73.1676025390625

DSCF6772

Location: 42.637134552002, -73.1671676635742

DSCF6784

Location: 42.6372604370117, -73.1659774780274

DSCF6727

Location: 42.5623321533203, -73.1576995849609

DSCF6741

Location: 42.6021995544434, -73.1797866821289

DSCF6743

Location: 42.6050987243652, -73.1835021972656

DSCF6751

Location: 42.6123657226562, -73.1910858154297