Threemile Hill & CHP Loop
Mature forest and pretty, open fields along Route 7.
This land, and all of the present-day Berkshires, are the ancestral homeland of the Mohican people, who were forcibly displaced to Wisconsin by European colonization. These lands continue to be of great significance to the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation today. To learn more, visit mohican.com.
- Fountain Pond Trailhead: Google Maps | 42.2250, -73.3412
From Great Barrington and Points South:
Take Route 7 north through the commercial district of Great Barrington. From the traffic light at the McDonalds/Price Chopper shopping center, the trailhead is 1.0 mile north, on the right.
CHP Loop Trail: 0.75 miles, roundtrip, easy
Threemile Hill Trail: 2 miles, one way, moderate
Lovely fields and wetlands along Route 7 give way to the slopes of Threemile Hill. This tract is best accessed via the foot trail running from the Berkshire South Community Center to Fountain Pond or the Community Health Programs.
Lying parallel to and east of Route 7 where it enters Great Barrington’s commercial district, Threemile Hill offers easy access to beautiful forest rich in history. Subtle changes in forest type or plant community suggest the land-use history.
A collaboration of BNRC, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, Berkshire South Community Center, and Great Barrington Trails and Greenways, the Threemile Hill Trail crosses 3 landowners and connects to new trails at the Community Health Program campus.