About Haley Brook Cutoff Trailhead
The Haley Brook Cutoff Trail will bring visitors to a short, family-friendly hiking trail along a picturesque creek. The path will take hikers through yellow birch forests and across Haley Brook. Along the route, visitors will find interpretive signs that include information about the local Berkshire environment.
Upon heading northward, visitors can travel to a platform on a small offshoot trail. Beyond this platform, a mesmerizing waterfall rushes through the forest. Many local wildlife species live in and along this creek, including brook trout and salamanders. It is also the only part of Western Massachusetts where visitors can find Appalachian Brook Crayfish, which are endangered. This is a perfect place to relax and listen to the forest buzz with activity.
Continuing on the loop, visitors will cross the creek and hike over bog boards through a forest of tall trees. There are also tranquil fern meadows where sunshine seeps through in the afternoon. Visitors can use this trail to connect with other hiking trails, including the Class of 1933 Trail, which leads to a backcountry campground and expansive scenic views at Mount Berlin.
Visitors will find a small parking lot south of the Trailhead off Berlin Road.