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'''Hikes for ‘non-hikers’:''' [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5069 Lower Linear Park Loop], [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5315 Four Walks] and [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5511 The Cascades].
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"Trail Mix" is a hiking column written by [[Alan Cordova '06]] for the [[Williams Record]]. Some recommendations from the author:
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'''Hikes for "non-hikers":''' [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5069 Lower Linear Park Loop], [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5315 Four Walks] and [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5511 The Cascades].
  
 
'''Non-hikes:''' (biking)  
 
'''Non-hikes:''' (biking)  
 
[http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=4931 North by Northeast], [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5388 R.A.M.G.O.D.] (Ride Around Mount Greylock in One Day) and [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5397 Two Rides]; (rafting) [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5581 The Hoosic River]; (skiing) [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5120 Jiminy Peak].
 
[http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=4931 North by Northeast], [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5388 R.A.M.G.O.D.] (Ride Around Mount Greylock in One Day) and [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5397 Two Rides]; (rafting) [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5581 The Hoosic River]; (skiing) [http://www.williamsrecord.com/wr/?view=article&section=features&id=5120 Jiminy Peak].
  
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42.756844,-73.177528,[http://wso.williams.edu/wiki/index.php/Trail_Mix#The_Dome The Dome]
 
42.756844,-73.177528,[http://wso.williams.edu/wiki/index.php/Trail_Mix#The_Dome The Dome]
 
42.75508,-73.181305,[http://wso.williams.edu/wiki/index.php/Trail_Mix#Broad_Brook_and_Part_II Broad Brook]
 
42.75508,-73.181305,[http://wso.williams.edu/wiki/index.php/Trail_Mix#Broad_Brook_and_Part_II Broad Brook]

Latest revision as of 22:21, May 4, 2006


"Trail Mix" is a hiking column written by Alan Cordova '06 for the Williams Record. Some recommendations from the author:

Hikes for "non-hikers": Lower Linear Park Loop, Four Walks and The Cascades.

Non-hikes: (biking) North by Northeast, R.A.M.G.O.D. (Ride Around Mount Greylock in One Day) and Two Rides; (rafting) The Hoosic River; (skiing) Jiminy Peak.

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Route 7 and Route 2 divide the area around Williamstown into four quadrants.

Contents

North

These hikes are north of campus, east of Route 7, in the southern extent of the Green Mountains. They are organized roughly north to south by their trailheads.

The Dome

  • Roundtrip Length: 5 miles
  • Vertical gain: Approximately 1,700 feet
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Roundtrip Hiking Time: Approximately 3 hours
  • Trailhead (3.5 miles)

Broad Brook and Part II

Lower Broad Brook

  • Roundtrip Distance: 2.2 miles
  • Roundtrip Hiking Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Vertical Gain: 178 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

Upper Broad Brook

  • Roundtrip Length: 5.2 Miles
  • Roundtrip Hiking Time: 3 hours
  • Vertical Gain: 945 feet
  • Difficulty: Difficult

North by Northeast

  • Length: 21 miles
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Total Vertical Rise: 2,100 feet
  • Roundtrip Biking Time: 5 hours

Pine Cobble

  • Roundtrip Length: 3.2 miles
  • Vertical gain: Approximately 1,200 feet
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Roundtrip Hiking Time: Approximately 2 hours
  • Trailhead within Walking Distance of Campus

AT to Pine Cobble

  • One-Way Length: 3.2 miles
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Vertical Rise: 1,420 feet
  • Hiking Time: 2 hours

The Hoosic River from Ashton Avenue to the Williamstown Waste Transfer Station

  • Distance: 3.9 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

Lower Linear Park Loop

  • Length: 1.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Roundtrip Hiking Time: 45 minutes

Two Rides

South

These hikes are south of Route 2. They are organized west to east by their trailheads.

Berlin Pass

Lower Loop

  • Roundtrip Length: 1.6 miles
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Vertical Rise: 650 feet
  • Roundtrip Hiking Time: 1.5 hours

Stone Hill

  • Roundtrip Length: 0.7-4.0 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Roundtrip Hiking Time: 30 minutes – 120 minutes
  • Trailhead within Walking Distance of Campus

Jiminy Peak

East

Primarily in and around Mt. Greylock, organized north to south by trailhead.

The Cascades

  • Roundtrip Distance: 1 Mile
  • Vertical: 300 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Trailhead within Biking Distance

AT to Mount Prospect

  • Roundtrip distance: 5 miles
  • Vertical: 1520 feet
  • Trailhead within biking distance

Hopper Trail to Stony Ledge

  • Roundtrip Length: 6.8 miles
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Vertical Rise: 1,358 feet
  • Roundtrip Hiking Time: 3 hours

Greylock Summit Loop

  • Length: 3.8 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Vertical Rise: 1,100 feet
  • Roundtrip Hiking Time: 2 hours

R.A.M.G.O.D. (Ride Around Mount Greylock in One Day)

  • Distance: 33 miles
  • Time: 4 hours for a leisurely ride

West

North of Route 2 and west of Route 7, these are all in and around Hopkins Forest.

Triple Point Trail

Hopkins Forest Tour

  • Length: 7.2 miles
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Vertical Rise: 1,500 feet
  • Roundtrip Hiking Time: 4 hours

Snowshoe Hot Spots

Northwest Hill Road

  • Length (from campus): 4 miles
  • Vertical Gain: 430 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hiking time: 2 hours

Hopkins Forest

Lower Loop

  • Roundtrip Length: 1.6 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Vertical Rise: 250 feet
  • Roundtrip Hiking Time: 1 hour

Both Loops

  • Roundtrip Length: 4.1 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Vertical Rise: 530 feet
  • Roundtrip Hiking Time: 2 hours
  • Trailhead within Walking Distance of Campus

Petersburg Road

1 Type Distance Time Difficulty Vertical
2 Road 4.6 miles 1 hour Easy 532 feet
3 Road and Trail 7 miles 3 hours Medium-Difficult 827 feet

Four Walks