Hiking The Beartown State Forest

The 13th most popular hiking trail in Massachusetts.

Near Monterey in the southern Berkshires, the Beartown State Forest is the trailhead for over 25 miles of hiking trails. The Appalachian Trail passes through the park near the scenic Benedict Pond.

To reach the forest from the Mass Turnpike (Rte. I-90): Take exit 2 to Rte. 102 west to Rte. 7 south. Follow Rte. 7 to Rte. 23 east toward Monterey (Blue Hill Rd), then follow the brown signs.

Overall, Beartown State Forest is the 13th most popular hiking trail of all 36 hikes in Massachusetts.

Beartown State Forest Hiking Map

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Local Contact(s):  State Forest (413) 528-0904; Mass. Tourism (800) 447-MASS.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Trails In Massachusetts" from Falcon Guide

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Base Camp:  State Forest Campground

Reference Source:  click here http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/19/2016

ID:  14035

Beartown State Forest Hiking Map

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