The Best Backpacking in Williamstown

Looking for the best backpacking in Williamstown? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Williamstown. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Williamstown

  • North Adams, Massachusetts

    Appalachian Trail: North Adams (Eph's Lookout) to Harmon Hill and Bennington

    4.51 mi / 1427 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: North Adams (Eph's Lookout) to Harmon Hill and Bennington is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Williamstown, Massachusetts.
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  • North Adams, Massachusetts

    Mount Prospect, Mount Williams, and Mount Greylock Loop via Appalachian Trail

    13.37 mi / 4652 ft gain
    Mount Prospect, Mount Williams, and Mount Greylock Loop via Appalachian Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near North Adams, Massachusetts.
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  • North Adams, Massachusetts

    Bernard Farm Trail

    3.53 mi / 1178 ft gain
    Bernard Farm Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near North Adams, Massachusetts.
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  • North Adams, Massachusetts

    Bellows Pipe Trail to Ragged Mountain

    4.52 mi / 942 ft gain
    Bellows Pipe Trail to Ragged Mountain is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near North Adams, Massachusetts.
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  • New Ashford, Massachusetts

    Saddle Ball Mountain via Appalachian Trail

    7.66 mi / 1604 ft gain
    Saddle Ball Mountain via Appalachian Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cheshire, Massachusetts.
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  • Cheshire, Massachusetts

    The Cobbles via Appalachian Trail

    1.64 mi / 738 ft gain
    The Cobbles via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Cheshire, Massachusetts.
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  • Charlemont, Massachusetts

    Bear Swamp Trail

    15.22 mi / 3301 ft gain
    Bear Swamp Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Charlemont, Massachusetts.
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  • Washington, Massachusetts

    Appalachian Trail: Washington to Dalton

    17.51 mi / 2592 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Washington to Dalton is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Hinsdale, Massachusetts.
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  • Lee, Massachusetts

    Appalachian Trail: Lee to Tyringham

    8.68 mi / 1437 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Lee to Tyringham is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Becket, Massachusetts.
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  • Lee, Massachusetts

    Finerty Pond via Appalachian Trail

    5.97 mi / 1253 ft gain
    Finerty Pond via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lee, Massachusetts.
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  • Lee, Massachusetts

    Appalachian Trail: Pittsfield Road to Goose Pond

    10 mi / 1581 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Pittsfield Road to Goose Pond is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Lee, Massachusetts.
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  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Turkey and Airplane Trail

    3.22 mi / 302 ft gain
    Turkey and Airplane Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
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  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Camp at Beartown State Forest

    On a spontaneous adventure, we were lucky to have ended up car camping at the beautiful Beartown State Forest. From the main entrance of the state forest, the campsite is only a few minutes drive to the right of the road. The campsite is popular, but only limited to 12 sites, so during the summer...
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  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Mt. Wilcox and Beartown Mountain Trail Loop

    9.29 mi / 981 ft gain
    Mt. Wilcox and Beartown Mountain Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by the lake located near Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
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  • Dorset, Vermont

    Hike 'The Merck'

    4.0
    2.5 mi
    Of the 10 trails at The Merck, The Wildlife Trail is a great hike through the forest that offers you the best way to see wildlife, streams and tracks. You can do the whole hike as a loop in about 2-2 1/2 hours or shorten it up with some shortcuts if you just want a quick hike. Great for family ...
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  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    East Mountain via Appalachian Trail

    9.25 mi / 1857 ft gain
    East Mountain via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
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