About Pine Cobble Trailhead
The Pine Cobble Trailhead brings visitors to an extensive hiking area in Western Massachusetts. Upon arrival, hikers will cross Pine Cobble Road and follow a narrow hiking trail into a southern oak forest. The path will climb steadily until reaching a junction with the Class of '98 Trail, which loops to the Appalachian Trail (AT). This long-distance pathway, traveling from Georgia to Maine, heads northward to the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Continuing on the Pine Cobble Trail, meanwhile, visitors will proceed along small switchbacks toward the summit. The trail is particularly rocky here, providing a satisfying challenge for experienced hikers. In the final few meters, just before reaching the summit, there is a steep ascent on a rocky slope. Then, heading toward the right, the trail will arrive at expansive scenic views of the surrounding Berkshires. At an eastward rocky outcropping, hikers can see North Adams and the Hoosac Range. A westward outcropping, on the other hand, offers excellent views of Williamstown and the Taconic Mountains. From this summit, visitors can witness both sunrise and sunset.
The Pine Cobble Trail continues northward and then connects with the Appalachian Trail. Visitors will find a parking lot on the shoulder of Pine Cobble Road.