Mount Greylock State Reservation Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Jones Nose Trailhead
Rockwell Road, Cheshire, MA

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Jones Nose Trailhead in Cheshire, MA | Berkshires Outside
Jones Nose Trailhead in Cheshire, MA | Berkshires Outside
Jones Nose Trailhead in Cheshire, MA | Berkshires Outside
Jones Nose Trailhead in Cheshire, MA | Berkshires Outside
Jones Nose Trailhead in Cheshire, MA | Berkshires Outside
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About Jones Nose Trailhead

The Jones Nose Trailhead will bring visitors to an expansive hiking area in Mount Greylock State Reservation.

The Jones Nose Trail is a steep, rocky hiking trail that ascends quickly toward the Appalachian Trail. After leaving the parking lot, visitors will travel through an open meadow with excellent scenic views of the Berkshires. At the top of this meadow, visitors will find two picnic tables resting in the sun. These tables are perfect for family-friendly picnics on warm summer days. The surrounding field often teems with pollinators and other local Western Massachusetts wildlife species.

Proceeding past the meadow, the Jones Nose Trail climbs steeply until intersecting with the Appalachian Trail. Visitors can ascend toward Mount Greylock's summit or descend to the Mark Noepel Shelter. The Mark Noepel Shelter has a privy, bear boxes, and numerous campsites. Further down the AT, visitors will then arrive at a small overlook of the nearby mountains.

Visitors can also hike on the Northrup Trail or the Woodason Spring Trail, which both travel down the mountain through dense woods. Meanwhile, the Old Adams Road (on the east side of the parking lot) provides an easy, family-friendly hike through a tranquil forest ecosystem.

Jones Nose Trail, Woodason Spring Trail, and Northrup Trail are open to hiking only, while the Old Adams Road is open to Mountain Biking.

Visitors will find a large parking area off Rockwell Road. When Rockwell Road is closed between late October and mid-May, this trailhead is only accessible on foot or snowmobile.

The State Reservation is open for hunting from Columbus Day to May 19th; however, it is prohibited within the Summit's War Memorial Park any time of the year. 

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