Parking on the MA Appalachian Trail

Section 1 - VT/MA State Line to North Adams (Massachusetts 2) Displayed from North to South

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VT/MA State Line
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This point, which is the southern terminus of the Long Trail, is not not directly accessible by road. Closest accesss is County Road in Vermont, 3.1 miles north on the AT/LT. See Mile 11.2 of VT Sec. 9. 08/08/08
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11/16/10 15-20 1
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Class of '98 Trail
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See directions to the trailhead for the Pine Cobble Trail (mile 1.3). Take the Pine Cobble Trail 0.8 miles to the junction with the '98 Trail (AKA Class of '98 Trail). Go left on the '98 Trail. It is 1.5 miles to the AT near Eph's Lookout. I hiked this section of AT in 1999 soon after the trail was built. I saw blue blazes but no signs. This undoubtedly has been rectified by now. 09/13/06
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Pine Cobble Trail
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I have not checked out this trail (except to see the junction with the AT) nor have I seen the trailhead. Information from GMC 'Long Trail Guide' and the Williams College on-line "Willipedia". From the junction of US 7 and MA 2 in Williamstown (MA), follow the latter highway east 0.6 miles then go left on Cole Avenue. In 0.8 miles Cole Avenue ends at North Hoosac Road. Go right on North Hoosac Road for 0.3 miles to Pine Cobble Road at the entrance to the Pine Cobble Housing Development. There is supposedly a sign for the trail at this intersection. Go left for 0.2 miles to the Pine Cobble Trailhead. A parking lot is across the road. The Pine Cobble Trail climbs toward the AT, passing the intersection with the '98 Trail at 0.8 miles and a spur going south 0.1 miles to the summit of Pine Cobble at 1.5 miles. The AT is reached at 2.1 miles. Northbound is left, southbound is right. 09/10/06 Not known
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North Adams
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From Williamstown take MA 2 east to North Adams. The trail crosses MA 2 (Main Street) at Phelps Ave. There is no overnight parking at the trailhead but overnight parking may be available 100 yards east of the AT on MA2 at the Greylock Community Club. Make sure you inquire first. There are several major stores within a short walk of the AT in either direction from the AT crossing. 5/16/06 1
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I did day hikes in this region, one time parking at the Stop and Shop lot a couple of blocks west of the intersection of Phelps Avenue and MA 2, the other time parking along Phelps Avenue. Neither of these would be suitable for long-term parking. The latest edition of the AT Guide to MA/CT (11th ed.) suggests overnight parking might be available at the Greylock Community Club 100 yards east of the Trail on MA 2. Inquire first. 08/08/08 1
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Note: This section is the same as the southern part of VT Section 9.
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