Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Peaked Mountain (Monson) , MA
Trails: Rosalyn’s Turnpike, Bernie Ave, Ruth’s Mountain Road, Valley View Trail, West Rock Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 27, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the large dirt lot on Butler Rd at 2:30pm. Plenty of parking at the mid-sized lot 1mi to the north that provides access to the Miller Forest Tract.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I don’t recall any blowdowns. Trail signs at most jcts. I think the only trail that wasn’t signed was Valley View Trail (at least from the summit).  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Good trails for dogs. I saw one.  
Bugs: I’d used 30% DEET earlier and didn’t reapply. I didn’t find them to be bothersome.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: 2nd hike of the day after my odd loop of sorts with a road walk, covering both Goat Rock and Minnechaug Mtn. I followed the loop as described in the guidebook. This was easy to do with all the signed jcts except at the summit where I don’t recall a sign for Valley View Trail so Gaia helped me to confirm that I was on the right trail. The only other potential spot of confusion is where Gaia shows a view loop of sorts SW of the summit along Valley View Trail. The trail is blazed in both directions so I guess for redlining purposes you should do both of them. There is no longer any view from the viewpoint though; at least not when there’s leaves on the trees. The trails were very dry, old, eroded, wide roads, except for Valley view which was a footpath. In fact, as if weaved it’s way through the brush around the summit, I thought it could even be trimmed back a little. Gaia had me at 2.1mi, 470ft of gain, and 50min.  
Name: Liam Cooney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-27 
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