Appalachian Trail: Jug End Road to MA 23

Exposed ledges, a glacial cleft, summit climbs, and a talus-strewn ravine highlight this 12.5-miler in the Berkshires and Taconic Mountains.
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Exposed ledges, a glacial cleft, summit climbs, and a talus-strewn ravine highlight this 12.5-miler in the Berkshires and Taconic Mountains.

Shelters: Tom Leonard Lean-to; sleeps 10.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 20.0

Waypoints

WPT017

Location: 42.1535148620606, -73.3643035888672

US 7; Sheffield and Great Barrington, MA

WPT007

Location: 42.1742172241211, -73.2941131591797

Lake Buel Rd.

WPT008

Location: 42.1760673522949, -73.2919158935547

Gravel road

WPT003

Location: 42.1544342041016, -73.3255996704102

Unmarked ATV trail

WPT006

Location: 42.167049407959, -73.3039321899414

Cliffs reveal views into Ice Gulch, a talus-strewn ravine

WPT019

Location: 42.1442489624023, -73.3530502319336

Reach intersection of Kellog Rd. and Oardman St.

WPT013

Location: 42.1539497375488, -73.3747329711914

West Sheffield Road

WPT016

Location: 42.1462516784668, -73.3838806152344

Cross West Sheffield Rd.

WPT012

Location: 42.1467819213867, -73.3859329223633

South Egremont Rd. and Shay's Rebellion Monument

ZZZ010

Location: 42.1446495056152, -73.4316635131836

Jug End Rd.; head E for .1 mi. to water

WPT011

Location: 42.1462173461914, -73.4165496826172

MA 41 (1.2 mi. W to South Egremont, MA)

WPT001

Location: 42.1542816162109, -73.3414306640625

Homes Rd.

ZZZ010

Location: 42.1839485168457, -73.2906341552734

MA 23 (4.3 mi. E to Monterey, MA)

WPT002

Location: 42.155101776123, -73.3312835693359

Bad weather bypass trail (can avoid exposed sections of the AT on this trail)

WPT004

Location: 42.1656341552734, -73.3199844360352

Blue-blazed bad-weather trail (bypasses some exposed and slick terrain)

WPT018

Location: 42.144401550293, -73.3605499267578

Cross Housatonic via Kellogg Rd.

WPT005

Location: 42.1648330688477, -73.3060302734375

Tom Leonard Shelter

DSCF6502

Location: 42.1526679992676, -73.3693695068359

DSCF6517

Location: 42.1658515930176, -73.3049163818359

DSCF6399

Location: 42.1456184387207, -73.4196472167969