About Mahican-Mohawk Trail - Western End
This trailhead is at the current western end of the Mahican-Mohawk Trail. It leads to a steep, 1.5-mile out-and-back trail to a beautiful roadside overlook of the Berkshires. At first, hikers will trek through fern meadows and a calm forest. However, soon, visitors will begin a steep, rocky climb toward the top. This section of the path is overall strenuous and leafy, making it a great challenge for experienced hikers. At the top, hikers will be rewarded with an expansive view of Western Massachusetts and Mount Greylock. Tables rest at this overlook, supplying ample space for a picnic. There is also a fantastic view of the sun when it sets over the Taconic Crest toward the west.
The Mahican-Mohawk Trail was used by Native Americans to travel between the Hudson River Valley and the Connecticut River. In the 1990s, Williams College students re-established the path in this area. Now, sections of the trail span from Deerfield to North Adams, with plans to expand and connect the trail. Visitors can continue from the overlook and hike through Savoy Mountain State Forest.
Visitors should park in a small lot on the side of Route 2, just before the entrance to Spencer Road. The land is also available for hunting during the appropriate season.