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Mount Washington State Forest

3 East St
Mt Washington, MA 01258

413-528-0330

In the extreme southwest corner of Massachusetts is a cluster of state parks noted for their spectacular scenery and breathtaking views. Situated high on a mountain plateau, much of this forest was once clear-cut between the late-1700s to mid-1800s, to produce charcoal fuel for local iron forges. Today, amidst the re-grown red oak-northern hardwood forest, the 4,169 acre Mount Washington State Forest offers 30 miles of trails over rugged terrain and wilderness camping. Hike the South Taconic Trail to the 2,250 ft. elev. summit of Alander Mountain for amazing views. Or follow the Appalachian Trail as it winds its way along the ridgeline and through Sage's Ravine. Springtime features include blooming mountain laurel and azalea; and in summer, a carpet of ferns.

Activities

Hiking
With more than 30 miles of trails, there's plenty to explore across Mt. Washington.

Wilderness (or backcountry) Camping
Download the map to see where Mount Washington's backcountry camping options are.

All Activities at Mount Washington State Forest
Camping
Fishing
Cross-country skiing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Hunting
Mountain biking

Facilities at Mount Washington State Forest
Grills
Picnic area
Restrooms

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