Mount Everett State Reservation

Quick Facts

Mount Everett State Reservation

Massachusetts

(413) 528-0330

Map Directions

Things To Do

Overview

In the extreme southwest corner of Massachusetts is a cluster of parks noted for their spectacular scenery and stunning views. They surround "The Dome" of Mount Everett in this 1,356 acre state reservation. Seasonal road access and parking is available to the Guilder Pond day-use area. From thereon a 0.75 mile path leads to the top of Mount Everett. At the 2,624-foot elev. summit, amidst an unusual dwarf pitch pine-scrub oak forest, is a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut.

Informal picnicking is available at Guilder Pond which features a spectacular display of blooming mountain laurel and azalea in the spring. Hike the Appalachian Trail as it winds its way along the ridgeline and through Sage's Ravine, or from the MA Rte. 41 trailhead, try the Race Brook Trail as it climbs beside a tumbling and falling brook.

Map of Mt. Everett State Reservation (MA)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.106669, -73.432754

READ MORE

Activities

  • Boating

    Visitors can canoe on Guilder Pond.

  • Climbing

    Climbing is not available here.

  • Hiking

    Seasonal road access and parking is available to the Guilder Pond day-use area. From thereon a 0.75 mile path leads to the top of Mount Everett. At the 2,624-foot elev. summit, amidst an unusual dwarf pitch pine-scrub oak forest, is a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. Hike the Appalachian Trail as it winds its way along the ridgeline and through Sage's Ravine, or from the MA Rte. 41 trailhead, try the Race Brook Trail as it climbs beside a tumbling and falling brook.

  • Picnicking

    Informal picnicking is available at Guilder Pond which features a spectacular display of blooming mountain laurel and azalea in the spring.

  • Winter Sports

    Cross-country skiiing is available in winter.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open sunrise to sunset year-round. Access is free. The road to Mt. Everett remains open until the first snowfall of the season.

Directions

Driving

Mount Everett State Reservation is located in the southern Berkshires in western Massachusetts.

From East or West/Mass Pike (I-90): Take Exit 2 in Lee. Follow MA Rte. 102 west for 4.7 miles to Stockbridge. Turn left and follow US Rte. 7 south for 7.7 miles through Great Barrington. Turn right and follow MA Rte. 23 west for 4.9 miles to South Egremont. Turn left onto MA Rte. 41 south, then take immediate right, Mount Washington Road; continue for 7.4 miles (becomes East St.) to Mount Everett Road on left and access to parking.

From the North or South/Rte 7: On US Rte. 7 in Great Barrington, turn onto MA Rte. 23 west for 4.9 miles to South Egremont. Turn left onto MA Rte. 41 south, then take immediate right, Mount Washington Road; continue for 7.4 miles (becomes East St.) to Mount Everett Road on left and access to parking.

Race Brook Trail Head: access is on MA Rte. 41, 5.5 miles south of South Egremont, MA; or 7.3 miles north of Salisbury, CT.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(413) 528-0330

Links