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US 20 to
Mass 9
Finerty Pond


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The Appalachian Trail travels 90 miles in Massachusetts as the trail winds through the Berkshires.  The trail passes over the highest point in the state at Mount Greylock with an elevation of 3491 feet. The trail travels over hills, valleys and through towns and hamlets of the Berkshires. The AT passes through the towns of Dalton and Cheshire.

This 19.0 mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts starts as the AT crosses US 20, heading north and features Becket Mountain, Finerty Pond and Bald Top. This section of the AT includes the October Mountain Shelter and Kay Wood Shelter. This section of the AT ends in Dalton, Massachusetts at the junction of Mass 8 and Mass 9. This is a popular resupply town for thru hikers.

Use the links above to explore different sections of the AT in Massachusetts. Look below for a detailed description of key points along the trail within this section. There are maps below as well.

Appalachian Trail GPS Tracks

Get the complete GPS Tracks for the AT in Massachusetts for ONLY $1.97!  This .gpx file includes waypoints for all trail shelters along the trail in Massachusetts and many of the official AT parking areas.  Use the BUY NOW button below and we'll send you the file via e-mail!  Happy Hiking!

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Miles from Springer Mtn Elevation Key points along the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts
1546.8 1400 feet US 20 (Lee, MA 01238)
1547.6 1750 feet Tyne Road
1548.1 2180 feet Beckett Mountain
1549.9 1900 feet Finerty Pond
1552.2 1850 feet County Road
1552.4 2040 feet Bald Top
1554.0 1930 feet October Mountain Shelter
1554.7 1960 feet West Branch Road
1556.2 2000 feet Washington Mountain Road, Pittsfield Road (Becket, MA 01223)
1558.2 1950 feet Stream
1559.4 1850 feet Blotz Road
1560.1 2050 feet Warner Road
1562.8 1860 feet Kay Wood Shelter
1563.1 1650 feet Grange Hall Road
1565.2 1199 feet CSX Railroad
1565.8 1200 feet MASS 8, MASS 9 (Dalton, MA 01226)


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