New Hampshire
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Greylock, MA
Trails: Thunderbolt Trail, Overlook Trail, Sperry Road, March Cataract Trail, Deer Hill Trail, Appalachian Trail, Bernard Farm Trail, Reservoir Road, bushwhack, Cascades Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We spotted a few cars near the CT trailhead on Marion Ave. in North Adams, limited room to park here. Then we shuttled over to the Greylock Glen parking area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Just a few along the bushwhack near the cascades, with VERY slippery rocks. A few of us ended up with wet boots. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: BFT has numerous stepover blowdowns. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Allowed, but must be leashed at all times. 
Bugs: Yes, at lower elevations, the black flies were horrendous. Higher up and later in the day, not a problem. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: Another epic tour around and over Greylock, a repeat of a trip we did a couple of years ago with some twists.

We started up the historic Thunderbolt Trail, which rises 2275' in two miles. Steep to say the least! Flowers are appearing, lots of trout lily and trillium. From the summit we descended the other side of the mountain to visit March Cataract Falls, which is always impressive. A decent flow on this day. Then it was another side trip to another smaller falls along the DHT, which is also a very steep descent and climb back out. We then ascended back up to the OT to connect with the AT which we followed north toward Mt. Williams. Some really nice ridge walking in this section. A few of us made the side trip to Williams, others stayed at the junction. Heading down the BFT, we passed the plane crash site and descended steeply to Notch Road. We walked Reservoir Road for a bit before bushwhacking over to the CT and followed that out to the cars we spotted in the morning.

All trails are mostly dry with some minor muddy areas. A long day, we got done around 7:30pm after setting out at 9am. Good footing on most of these trails (except the whack), but a challenging hike with a lot of up and down, really racking up the elevation gain toward 5000'. We mostly managed to beat the rain too, just one brief period of showers. :)  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-15 
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