Taconic Crest Trail & Taconic Skyline Trail
The TACONIC CREST TRAIL is a 35 mile (56 km) hiking trail in the Taconic Mountains of the Berkshires. The trail begins and extends from U.S. Route 20 in Hancock, Massachusetts (less than 1 mile east of the New York border), north along the ridgecrest of the Taconic Range, first within Massachusetts–through Pittsfield State Forest, then weaving along the border of New York and Massachusetts, and ending in Petersburgh, New York on NY Rte 346 / Rte 2 Massachusetts, near the Vermont border. Much of the route has been conserved as state forest, conservation easement, or forest preserve.
The TACONIC SKYLINE TRAIL is a 12 mile multi-use trail in the Taconic
Mountains of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The trail begins and extends from U.S. Route 20 in Hancock, Massachusetts (less than 1 mile east of the New York border), north along the ridgecrest of the Taconic Range within Pittsfield State Forest and officially ending at Brodie Mountain Road on the Hancock/ Lanesborough town line.
Originally built as a hiking trail, the Taconic Skyline Trail sees heavy use by all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles and is now officially maintained for primarily motorized use. The trail is used less frequently for mountain biking but is no longer recommended for hikers, who are encouraged to use the parallel, non-motorized Taconic Crest Trail. However, the trail is still open to hikers.