About South County Road Trailhead
The South County Road Trailhead provides access to sections of the Mahican-Mohawk Trail in Mohawk Trail State Forest and Savoy Mountain State Forest.
From the parking lot, visitors will travel east and arrive at a small junction. Heading toward North Adams, hikers will cross Route 2 and traverse Savoy Mountain State Forest. This section of the pathway features small brooks and beech-maple forests. Eventually, on a multi-day camping trip, visitors will come to small ponds and panoramic views of the surrounding Berkshires.
Visitors can also continue east and trek through pine groves and fern meadows. This section of the trail climbs and descends with the slope of the mountain ridgeline. Ultimately, it reaches scenic views at Todd Mountain and camping at Mohawk Trail Campground.
The Mahican-Mohawk Trail was a pathway 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 of Western Massachusetts. Now, sections of the trail span from Deerfield to North Adams, with plans to expand and connect the trail in the future.
Visitors will find parking on the side of South County Road, just before it intersects with Route 2.