Welcome to

Massachusetts

Expansive highlands, distinctive mountains, layered ridgelines, lush river walks and shaded glens are part of the A.T.’s diverse and captivating experiences through the Berkshire region of Massachusetts.

90.4 MILES

A.T. Miles in State

RATING: 1-7

Easy to Challenging

650′-3491′

Elevation Range in Feet

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Cool to know

Massachusetts is home to Mt. Greylock, the mountain said to inspire Herman Melville to write “Moby Dick.” At 3,491 feet, this mountain is the highest point in Massachusetts and rises above the surrounding Berkshire landscape. On a clear day, you can see dramatic views up to 90 miles in the distance.

 

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Need to know

Bus service is available in towns adjacent to the A.T. along Route 7. Route 7 roughly parallels the Trail between Kent, Connecticut, and Rutland, Vermont.

 

Get Involved

Maine Appalachian Trail Club

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) is an all volunteer, nonprofit corporation that was organized on June 18, 1935, to assume responsibility for the management, maintenance and protection of the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Maine. Except for its limited role in Baxter State Park, the MATC is responsible for all Trail and Trail structure design, construction, and maintenance, for monitoring activities in the AT corridor, and for basic public information and education regarding the Trail in Maine. Consider joining MATC today!

Appalachian Mountain Club

At AMC, connecting you to the freedom and exhilaration of the outdoors is our calling. We invite and help people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. AMC helps you get outdoors on your own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C., including groups in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia, you can enjoy activities like hiking, paddling, cycling, and skiing, and learn new outdoor skills. We offer advice, guidebooks, maps, and unique lodges and huts to inspire your next outing. You will also have the opportunity to support our conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and work maintaining 1,800 miles of trails. We invite you to join us in the outdoors.

Randolph Mountain Club

The Randolph Mountain Club maintains a network of nearly 102 miles of hiking trails, principally on the northern slopes of Mount Madison, Mount Adams, and Mount Jefferson in the Presidential range of the White Mountain National Forest, and on the Crescent Range in the town of Randolph, NH. Learn more and become a member today at randolphmountainclub.org.

Dartmouth Outing Club

The Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) was originally formed in 1909 to “stimulate interest in out-of-door winter sports”, and quickly grew to encompass the College’s year-round out-of-doors recreation. The club has undergone constant evolution over the course of its 100+-year history to meet the ever-changing needs of its members. Learn more and become a member today at outdoors.dartmouth.edu.

Green Mountain Club

The mission of the Green Mountain Club is to make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail System and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont’s hiking trails and mountains. Learn more and become a member today at greenmountainclub.org.

AMC Berkshire

AMC Berkshire’s ‘Massachusetts Appalachian Trail Management Committee’ is responsible for the maintenance, management, and protection of the almost 90 miles of Appalachian Trail within Massachusetts, coordinating the extensive volunteer effort that keeps the trail open and beautiful. Learn more and become a member today at amcberkshire.org/at.

AMC Connecticut Chapter

AMC provides opportunities for outdoor recreation, conservation and education. The CT Chapter represents some 8000 members and sponsors activities in hiking, paddling, climbing, cycling, AT trail maintenance and more. Learn more and become a member today at ct-amc.org.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

ATC Volunteer Program

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help maintain the A.T. and assist in our visitor centers and headquarters. Opportunities range from greeting visitors and providing information about local hikes to joining a Trail crew for week-long maintenance trips, gaining first-hand experience in what it takes to keep the A.T. open and enjoyable for millions each year. Learn more at appalachiantrail.org/volunteer.