About Hoosac Trail Trailhead
The Hoosic Trail Trailhead will bring visitors to an expansive hiking area in Savoy State Forest. The Hoosac Range Trail, a 5-mile out-and-back hike, leaves from the trailhead and features multiple overlooks with scenic views of the Berkshires. At the beginning of the hiking trail, after about one mile of gradual incline, visitors will arrive at the Sunset Rock overlook. This vista offers views of North Adams and the mountains to the northwest, making it a perfect destination for a brief sunset hike.
Then, continuing down the trail, hikers will follow the ridgeline until arriving at Spruce Hill. Upon climbing this hill, the path will lead onto a rocky outcropping with spectacular views of Adams and Mount Greylock. When the weather cools, this overlook is the ideal place to see the yellows and oranges of fall foliage.
The Hoosac Range Trail is also a short section of the Mahican-Mohawk Trail. The trail was used by Native Americans to travel between the Hudson River Valley and the Connecticut River. Visitors can go backpacking and camping along the Mahican-Mohawk Trail, which continues east through Western Massachusetts toward Charlemont.
Parking is in a small lot on eastbound Route 2, just after the Western Summit overlook.