Yokun Ridge Trails – August 2018
I needed something new to hike, I needed to return to New England hiking and I needed to get my hiking legs back. Off to the Berkshires we went to complete to easy loop hikes.
We arrived in Sheffield around 9:30 and while we loaded our packs on our back, a couple shared some trail advice and suggested we do the Yokun Ridge South Loop trail counterclockwise
. The loop trail started on the Charcoal Trail to the Walsh Trail with an offshoot to the Ridge Trail and back to the Walsh Trail. Our loop hike was around 2 miles and took us 45 minutes to complete.
We returned from the trail, crossed the road and did the Burbank Trail Loop. It was a little over 3 miles and took us about an hour and 23 minutes of mostly flat terrain.
Once we finished our trek, we sat on the wall in the parking lot overlooking a lovely lake. This spot is known as Olivia’s Overlook.
This hike fit all my needs and it was great to get back into hiking in New England.