AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires, 3rd Edition

Located in western Massachusetts, the Berkshires boasts the state’s highest peak and only section of the Appalachian Trail. The 50 trips included in this book will bring you to those places as well as a two-mile trail that traverses three states, the scenic cascades of Bash Bish Falls, and more—all doable in a day or less. Ideal for hikers of all skill levels, from families and nature lovers to advanced backpackers, this fully revised and updated third edition includes regional classics as well as ten new trips. You’ll find the state’s most inspiring vistas, background on flora and fauna, and suggested locations for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Whether you’re a local or a visitor looking for a short walk or a daylong adventure, this is your quintessential reference for hiking the beautiful Berkshires.

Inside You’ll Find:

  • 50 hiking trips for all ability levels and seasons
  • At-a-glance trip planner highlighting the best options for kids, dogs, and winter snowshoeing
  • Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each hike
  • GPS coordinates for every trailhead and turn-by-turn directions for every hike
  • Detailed route map for each trip, showing parking areas, trails, and viewing highlights
  • Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack
  • Essays on the nature and history of the region