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.

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This hike fit all my needs and it was great to get back into hiking in New England.

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