Mount Greylock State Reservation Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Roaring Brook Trailhead
Roaring Brook Road, Williamstown, MA

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About Roaring Brook Trailhead

The Roaring Brook Trailhead leads to an expansive hiking area in Mount Greylock State Reservation. Overall, hikers will have many options for an enjoyable day of outdoor recreation. Two trails leave from the trailhead: the Roaring Brook Trail and the Stony Ledge Ski Trail. Both of these trails offer strenuous hikes and provide access to other parts of the reservation.

The Stony Ledge Ski Trail begins on a steep incline as it travels through a Western Massachusetts forest ecosystem. Local wildlife species are often visible on this hike, and the trail is well-known for its abundant wildflowers in early spring. Eventually, the forest opens onto Stony Ledge, where visitors will find a large field with scenic views of the Berkshires. When the weather cools in autumn, this overlook showcases fall colors as they burst along the mountainside. 

The Roaring Brook Trail, similarly, steeply climbs through the forest. While hiking near the top of the path, visitors can follow a narrow side trail to Deer Hill Falls. Then, continuing on the Roaring Brook Trail, visitors will arrive at the Sperry Road Campground: a researvable hike in back-country experience with group sites and toilets.  

Sperry Road Campground is temproarily closed for renovations and upgrades.

Visitors will find parking for the trailhead in a small parking area on the side of Roaring Brook Road.

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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