About Timberline, Shoreline, and Pond Loop Trailhead
This is the trailhead for an extensive, family-friendly hiking area in Clarksburg State Park. Multiple trails depart from this parking area, providing different options for visitors to the park.
For a shorter option, the Timberline Trail is a small path that proceeds underneath the sprawling trees of an expansive forest. Visitors will feel secluded on this brief hike, and plenty of wildlife will be easy to see from the trail.
The shoreline trail is another short, family-friendly option. This path steps over the roots of white pines and hemlocks as it travels along the pond. Numerous benches supply ample space to relax and watch the lake ripple. The trail also offers many outlooks looking toward the Berkshires beyond the pond. Fall colors are spectacular along the path, making it popular when the weather cools.
With more scenic views of Western Massachusetts, the Pond Trail is a more extended option that circumnavigates the pond. Frogs and birds are easily heard during the summertime, and many cross-country skiers choose this trail for its silence in the winter.
With a canoe/kayak dock, this trailhead is a great launching point for fishing on the pond. There are also picnic tables where visitors can rest and eat lunch before or after their hike.
A parking fee is charged May to October.