About Buxton Ravine Trail
The Buxton Ravine Trail is a short, steep trail that leads to an extensive hiking area in Williamstown. Overall, visitors will have several options for an enjoyable day of outdoor recreation in Western Massachusetts.
Leaving the parking area, hikers will need to cross a rushing brook. Visitors can easily hop along various stepping stones when the water is low. However, when the water is high, visitors must travel across the log downstream.
After crossing the brook, hikers will trek through a dense hemlock forest. Plenty of local wildlife species, including songbirds and chipmunks, are visible in this forest throughout the spring and summer. Then, following the hemlock forest, the trail steeply ascends the slope and heads toward the Hunter Family Loop. This loop eventually connects to the Sara Tenney Trail, which continues climbing toward Route 2.
Near the top of the Sara Tenney Trail, at its intersection with the RRR Brooks Trail, is a picnic table with expansive scenic views of the surrounding Berkshires. Visitors can bring lunch, eat, and watch the clouds pass overhead. When the weather cools in autumn, this area also showcases the yellows and oranges of fall foliage on the mountains.
There is no designated parking lot for the Buxton Ravine Trail. Visitors should park on the shoulder of Petersburg Road.