Loading...

Hermit's Castle

4.5 Miles
Hard
3
Time to Hike: 2 hours, ~15 minutes
Added:
October 23, 2017
Updated:
February 21, 2019

The Hermit's Castle Trail is a difficult 4.5-mile out-and-back hike in Erving, Massachusetts that leads up to a small cave in the side of a massive rock ledge.

The trailhead is located in the front yard of a residence on Cross Street and follows Briggs Brook to the top of the ridge. Follow the white-dot blazes (M & M trail Section 16) to the Hermit's Castle trail (blue-dot blazes). Here you have the option to continue on the white-dot to Hermit's Overlook and then circle down to the "Castle" itself where you reconnect to the white-dot.

The trail is very steep and crosses the brook several times for the first part of the trip. Descending to the castle is also very steep. The white-dot trail also provides access to the Farley Ledges Trail (red-dot) early on.

View more trails near Erving, MA

Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)
Falling rocks or scrambles

Surface Type

Dirt

Seasons

All

Blaze Dot

Blue
Loading...
Loading...
594 '

Total Change
1141 '

Ascent
1082 '

Descent
Hermit's Castle  default picture

Photo Albums

Hiked it? Upload pictures from the trail

1 Trip Report

Hiked it? Add a Trip Report
4.5 miles
Trail added
October 23, 2017
Updated on
February 21, 2019

Find Hiking Trails Near Me:

Map of MyHikes' trails in North America

Weather Forecast

In Erving, MA

Explore Hiking Trails

New Hikes

1
Square Timber Vista via Bucktail Path
1
Brooks Run Falls
1
Black Forest Trail - Northeast Loop
2
Crooked Creek Trail

Before you leave...

MyHikes is an indie web platform aimed to make exploring public trails easier for everyone. The site has no investors and is owned and operated by one person, Dave Miller / Admin. We share trails, hikes, and backpacking trips on the interwebs for the fun of it and believe that public trail information should be free and accessible to the public.

It takes a lot of time 🕦, money 💰, and effort (including espresso shots ☕) to run MyHikes, including exploring , mapping , and publishing new trails with high-quality content, adding new site features, and site maintainance and moderating. We simply ask that if you find our content helpful or useful when planning your next adventure that you consider making a small donation to help keep the site running.

You can become a Supporter* (*MyHikes user account required) to unlock perks for as little as $0.83/month with a 1-time non-recurring payment 😎 Or you can simply Donate any amount without a MyHikes user account. Otherwise, telling your friends about MyHikes is the next-best thing to a donation - both quick and free 😄

Thanks for visiting MyHikes and have a great hike! ✌
- Dave
MyHikes Founder / Admin