Sachem Head is located in Greenfield, Massachusetts within Temple Woods/Highland Park (next to Rocky Mountain Park). The hike is easy-to-moderate at 1.8 miles out-and-back. The trailhead is accessible from Mountain Rd with a small parking area across the street. You can also reach Poet's Seat Tower to the north from this lot. Sachem Head is to the south, cross the street and follow the blue blazes along a small ridge.
The trail is very worn with many roots and loose rocks. There are several spots offering views of the valley, but the best views are enjoyed without foliage. Lookouts further down the trail are very open. The trail goes up and down for 0.9 miles where it opens up to large cliff faces and a platform at the top of Sachem Head. From here you can go back the way you came via the blue blazes or head south a little further and take the red blazes back. The blue blazes continue on south all the way to Mt Sugarloaf (on the Pocumtuck Ridge Trail).
While in the area, be sure to check out the Poet's Seat Tower Trail from the same parking area.
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