Springfield, MA: Mounts Everett and Race via Appalachian Trail

Connect the tops of two Berkshire peaks and catch views into three states on this 4.4-mile out-and-back in Mount Everett State Reservation.
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Connect the tops of two Berkshire peaks and catch views into three states on this 4.4-mile out-and-back in Mount Everett State Reservation.

-Mapped by Ed Wheeler

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.1

Waypoints

WAS001

Location: 42.1069374084473, -73.4359664916992

From picnic area, follow the Appalachian Trail as it climbs SE

WAS002

Location: 42.106201171875, -73.4348373413086

Cross Mt. Everett Rd., then continue ascent SE

WAS003

Location: 42.1028633117676, -73.4314193725586

Keep L (S) @ Y

WAS004

Location: 42.1013031005859, -73.4314117431641

Trail loops to the NW for final climb to Everett's summit. Caution: Steep, rocky trail turns slick in wet weather

WAS005

Location: 42.1019973754883, -73.4325180053711

Mt. Everett (2,608 ft.): Gaze at panoramas of MA, NY, and CT from this glacier-carved summit. Bear Mtn. (CT's highest summit) rises to the S. Next, head S through stunted pitch pines and scrub oak for trek to Mt. Race

WAS006

Location: 42.0982780456543, -73.4322967529297

AT briefly snakes to the W, then continues descent S

WAS007

Location: 42.0942802429199, -73.4343795776367

Head SW for short traverse across saddle connecting Everett and Race

WAS008

Location: 42.0926284790039, -73.4370269775391

Straight @ 3-way with Race Brook Falls Trail (this 2-mi. trail descends to Salisbury Rd., passing 5 waterfalls and a campsite)

WAS009

Location: 42.0913467407227, -73.4376449584961

Prepare legs for second summit climb

WAS010

Location: 42.0863990783691, -73.435417175293

Keep climbing, you're halfway up Mt. Race's ridge

WAS011

Location: 42.0823020935059, -73.4320068359375

Mt. Race (2,300 ft.): Open rock ledges offer bird's eye views into the Housatonic Valley; retrace route