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The Best Backpacking in Cambridge

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Cambridge

  • 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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  • Corinth, New York

    Grant Mountain

    7.8 mi / 1831 ft gain
    Grant Mountain is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Corinth, New York.
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  • 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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  • Poultney, Vermont

    Camp on Mount St. Catherine

    5.0
    Looking for the best view in all of Poultney, Vermont? Look no further than Lake St. Catherine Mountain. Located within Deane's Nature Preserve, this fast and easy hike tops as one of the best views and camping spots for the little time and energy needed to reach the summit. Only 30-45 minutes fr...
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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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  • 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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  • Shrewsbury, Vermont

    Appalachian Trail: Clarendon Gorge to Greenwall Shelter via Long Trail

    15.07 mi / 3855 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Clarendon Gorge to Greenwall Shelter via Long Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near North Clarendon, Vermont.
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  • Silver Bay, New York

    North Tongue Mountain Range, Five Mile Mountain and Lake George Trail

    11.83 mi / 3402 ft gain
    North Tongue Mountain Range, Five Mile Mountain and Lake George Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Silver Bay, New York.
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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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