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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.

Rating

Shelters: Tom Leonard Lean-to; sleeps 10.

To Trailhead

Start: From Great Barrington, MA, take Main St./US 7 southwest. Turn right on MA. 23/41. In 3.9 miles, turn left on MA 41/Under Mountain Rd. Turn right on Mt. Washington Rd., then left on Ave. Bear left on Jug End Rd. for 0.3 miles to trailhead. End: From Great Barrington, MA, take Main St./US 7 northeast. Turn right on MA 23/State Rd. and drive 3.4 miles to trailhead. End: From Great Barrington, MA, take Main St./US 7 northeast. Turn right on MA 23/State Rd. and drive 3.4 miles to trailhead.

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