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Distance:
4.5 Miles / 7.2 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Hard
Time to Hike:
2 hours, ~15 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Town:
Erving, Massachusetts
Directions:
42.601336, -72.439817
Added:
October 23, 2017
Updated:
February 21, 2019
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594 '

Total Change
1,141 '

Ascent
1,082 '

Descent

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.

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  1. Parking

    42.601336, -72.439817
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.60147, -72.43931
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4.5 miles / 7.2 km
Trail added
October 23, 2017
Hiked on
October 23, 2017
Updated on
February 21, 2019

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