Spruce Hill Trail

Adams, MA

Spruce Hill is perhaps THE BUSBY TRAIL the most popular hiking trail in the state forest. It offers a great panoramic view. The trailhead is located 3 miles from MA Route 2, at the intersection of Central Shaft Road and Old Florida Road (a rocky dirt road), just beyond the state forest headquarters at 260 Central Shaft Road, where you may also pick up a Savoy Mountain State Forest Trail Map. Park on the shoulder of Old Florida Road. Be prepared with sturdy footwear, water and snack. This hike begins gradually, following an old farm road. As you near the top the trail becomes more strenuous. Throughout, the hike is in shaded woodland with occasional breaks at the power lines and at the summit - good places to see wildflowers in season. The summit of Spruce Hill is also a great spot to watch migrating hawks and other raptors as they head south in the fall. As you walk the Busby Trail there are no marked stops. Allow this guide to give you some things to think about as you hike and encounter things of interest.
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