Farley Ledges

2.0 Miles
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Trail added on:
November 24, 2017
Updated on:
June 17, 2018

Time to Hike: 1 hour



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The Farley Ledges Trail is a hard hike located on the edge of Farley, Massachusetts and the border of Erving, Massachusetts that leads up to the Farley Ledges along the Red Dot Trail. Farley Ledges is a very popular rock climbing spot and features massive boulders as well. The trail is well maintained on the western portion to the summit and the eastern slope leading back down seems to be less trafficked. There are some very steep parts of this trail with rope assists, so watch your step.There is a parking lot on Route 2 with a trailhead leading to the ledges with maps to Hermits Castle as well.

Mountain summits: At the peak of the elevation data, you'll reach the top of Rattlesnake Mountain after about 0.7 miles into this hike. Head down the trail for another 0.25 miles to read the Farley Ledge Caves, which lies along the Red Trail (Red Blazes).

Note: This GPS data brings you out to the trailhead for Hermits Castle / Hermits Cave and then shoots down Route 2 back to parking; however, there is a separate trail that runs through the woods back to parking that was missed by accident and thus is a safer route. For better trail accuracy, switch to OpenTopoMaps tiles in the GPS map to see the safer route back along the Red Trail.

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Blaze Dot


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42.596371, -72.441724
616 '

Total Change
505 '

662 '

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Note: Waypoints always include the parking location and trailhead. Campsites, waterfalls, and other points of interest are included in the GPX only if shown on the map.
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2.0 miles
Trail added
November 24, 2017
Updated on
June 17, 2018

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