Featuring some of the most spectacular views in the area, the 1.6 mile, blue-blazed Pine Cobble Trail begins 0.1 mile north of North Hoosac Road on Pine Cobble Road in Williamstown, climbs to the summit of East Mountain, and then continues another half mile to intersect with the Appalachian Trail in Clarksburg. The trail runs on land owned by Williams College, the WRLF, Mass DCR, and private owners, and is maintained by the Williams Outing Club and the WRLF. The unique oak forest is interspersed with white pine, the rarer pitch pine, and a diverse fauna and flora. Pine Cobble features an expanse of gray, Cambrian-age Cheshire quartzite cliffs overlooking Northern Berkshire County from an elevation of 1,894 feet. These cliffs make for impressive year-round vistas, and unmatched viewing of fall foliage in the valley to the west.
NOTE: The WRLF partners with the Williams Outing Club (WOC) to maintain and improve Williamstown area trails.
The WRLF is grateful to the WOC for allowing it to use the trail information shown here. For more detailed information on area trails, the WOC Northern Berkshire guide and a full map of all area trails are available. Please contact the WOC or the WRLF for where to find the guide and maps.