So I was the only one at the top after taking the Cheshire Harbor Trail. Great views to the east! HP # 13, and one of 7 on my trip to the northeast in a week.
Climbed via the Appalachian Trail from the Williamstown Resevoir. A nice summer dayhike. Climbed it when the Auto Road was closed for maintenance so there was almost no one up there. Good views of the Taconics and the Berkshires. My first mountain in Massachusetts and my fourth state highpoint!
I hiked this peak via the AT northbound, and managed to finish before the rain started.
Did a little auto mountaineering to the top while on a family vacation. The fall colors were spectacular!
Was a ton of fun. I climbed Thunderbolt to the top. It was a great trail plus was decently steep. I'm hoping to go up there this winter, since the trail should be easy with crampons and so handy equipment.
Used to live in the Berkshires, been up many times.
Beautiful hike. Totally worth it. HP #4 for the Mrs, HP #6 for me.
My wife and I hiked up here sometime in 2005.
Very muddy and some snow, but we expected that. Hiked up Gould Trail to AT and then back down the Chesire Harbor Trail. Trailhead was a little tough to find. The summit is under a lot of construction so it wasn't as pretty as we had hoped.
HIKED UP THE CHESHIRE HARBOR TRAIL
Hiked to the top of Greylock via Thunderbolt and the AT. Skied down to the base. Full snow cover all the way down.
I finished my 2002 AT section hike from NJ - MA atop Greylock. Sun, and great weather.
Walked up there during my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Lots of hawkweed up there.
Summitted during my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Kinda windy and rainy--didn't linger on the summit for long.
My wife and I met fellow SP member puma concolor and his Dad at 9:00 AM. Hiked to the summit via the very steep Thunderbolt Trail on a gorgeous Fall day. Nice hike with some new friends. HP #26.
My third time to this summit (I have been to 49 state high points. ), but this was the best view by far -- great weather, too bad we were a few weeks too early for the famed New England color show. Also the first time I've hiked up Greylock, rather than taking the road. Hiked the Cheshire Harbor Trail, only saw 5 people all afternoon.
The Cheshire Harbor Trail, starting from the end of West Mountain Road in Adams is the shortest way to the summit for hikers. Parking area is at 1560', so this is a nice 1900+' vertical hike in typical Berkshires woods on an old road bed.
The posted description makes it sound a lot harder to find than it is. From Adams Town Center simply go up Maple Street past the large cemetary, turn left onto Friend Street/West Road (at the corner of the cemetary), then the second right is West Mountain Road, also signed "Greylock Greenhouses". The trailhead is just past the nursery, where the pavement ends.
Hiked it with a friend who went to nearby Williams College. Went up the Lightning Bolt trail, a steep ascent from the eastern side. The sun was setting as we reached the top and it was fogged in once we got there.
Ha its called Thunderbolt unless I am mistaken.
I think you are right. It is called the Thunderbolt Trail. I was trying to recall by my memory but apparently it is not as good as I thought it to be. Thanks for the correction.
Started a 2 week AT hike heading south in Vermont and this was the first challenge.