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First High Road Link from Pittsfield to Stockbridge

Posted Monday, July 11, 2022
NewsThe High Road

Years in the making, the flagship trail for the High Road is open.

Yokun Ridge, the first section of BNRC’s countywide trail system, is waiting for you! You can explore this route to enjoy the Berkshires’ beauty, unique ecology, and spectacular vistas.

The 9-mile trail spans 5,000 acres of protected woodlands, routing hikers across rocky cliffs and deep into woodlands, and providing stellar views of the lush valleys below. Along this trail you might hear the trill of a wood thrush, observe an ambling porcupine, or encounter one of the many other species that make the ridge their home.

This trail is possible because of partnerships between land managers and conservation organizations who have been conserving the woodlands along the Yokun Ridge for over 90 years. Their support in building and implementing a cooperative vision has been vital in bringing the first segment of the High Road to fruition.

We would like to give special thanks to the following partners:

  • Mass Audubon
  • Town of Lenox
  • Bousquet Mountain
  • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

We offer our deep appreciation to the many donors, volunteers, and staff who have worked tirelessly to make this vision a reality. Yokun Ridge, like all BNRC trails, is free to hike and open to all.

Explore The High Road Yokun Ridge Trail