Mount Greylock

Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. It is famous for its beautiful views, numerous waterfalls, and wide variety of forest and wildlife. You can hike the 50 miles of trail on the Mt. Greylock State Reservation. For additional information you can search the Appalachian Mountain Club website at

Mount Greylock is also famous for the thunderbolt trail which is a steep challenging slope for skiers and snowboarders. It once attracted famous skiers around the world. You can also rent snowshoes at the lodge for $5, a beautiful way to get out and enjoy winter on Mount Greylock. IF you are a snow machine rider you can enjoy a nice ride.

Elevation (feet): 3,491
Elevation (meters): 1,064
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: Massachusetts
Latitude: 42.6376
Longitude: -73.1662
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Pittsfield Airport
Convenient Center: Adams and Lansboro Massachusetts

Thanks to Nick Whalen for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 12 trip reports for Mount Greylock.

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  • Log #22284 - by Steve Gruhn on Jan 11, 2012
    I first climbed Mount Greylock from North Adams with several resident assistants from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. My second ascent was from partway up the mountain with Doug Hamilton. My third...
  • Log #22275 - by Caj E Svensson on Jan 10, 2012
    A fall trip in New England with five highpoints in four days. Massachusetts is our 13th State Highpoint.
  • Log #21475 - by Jeff on Oct 17, 2008
    Troop 181 from Rye, NH is climbing the tallest peaks in NH, ME, VT and MA. We started with Mt. Greylock. After a long drive we arrived mid day to the Haley Farm site.
  • Log #18789 - by Carter on Feb 14, 2006
    Greylock is a fun climb thats close to all of sothern new england, during the summer it's an easy hike, but offers lots of surprises. The summer is busy due to the raod, but the war veterans monument...
  • Log #16167 - by Yury Konev on July 12, 2004
    Drove up the road to the summit after sunset with twilight settling in. The summit tower light was illuminated. Nice views below of Adams and out to Pittsfield with the lights below. Luckily, this...
  • Log #16168 - by Yury Konev on May 31, 2004
    Drove up to the summit parking lot. Below, was sunny, but atop was clouded up with no views.
  • Log #16169 - by Mohamed Ellozy on Jan 01, 2004
    Part of a great four day highpointing trip in the Berkshires. On Saturday, with an AMC group, we did a traverse of the mountain, following the southwards. Highpoint of the trip was seeing a large...
  • Log #16170 - by Luke on Sep 11, 2003
    Trip was moderate for the most part. Northern section of AT heading south over Mts. Williams, Fitch & Greylock was much steeper and energy consuming. Trail northbound seemed longer (9 mi one...
  • Log #16171 - by gene fekety on Feb 05, 2002
    Skied down the Thunderbolt several times in winter ski season on 1939 and 1940 By foot in early fall of 1939 from the Adams side to the summit and returned
  • Log #16172 - by Chris Gilsdorf on Nov 26, 2001
    Went with no advance knowledge except there was a road to the top. Road was closed, so dad and I made a daring summit attempt and somehow summited and made it back alive. The thunderbolt trail we...
  • Log #16174 - by Joe Mindlin on Aug 07, 2001
    Nice mountain to climb on with some deceiving heights. Did numerous trails on the mountain including the Haley Farm, Stony Ledge, Hopper, AT (17 mi. in one day) and Jones' Nose trail. Beautiful...
  • Log #16175 - by Nick Whalen on Apr 03, 2001
    Mount Greylock is a great place to just get out and enjoy the oudoors you can visit the lodge and get a map of the reserve and go for a hike it's beautiful all year round! But be carefull not to...