Trails to treasures
RACE BROOK FALLS (MASS.)
One of many backcountry destinations in the southern Berkshires, Race Brook Falls Campsite is a perfect hub for exploring natural features on the Appalachian Trail including Mounts Everett and Race, Guilder Pond, and Sages Ravine.
HIKE: The 3.6-mile round-trip trek to the campsite along the Race Brook Trail includes an aggressive climb past a series of waterfalls (one brook crossing can be difficult during high water). The path moderates near the tenting area, 0.2 mile from the Appalachian Trail.
TRAILHEAD: Route 41, 2.8 miles north of state line, Sheffield.
REGULATIONS: First-come, first-served; limit five people per site.
AMENITIES: Tent platforms, group camping area, fire rings, bear box, outhouse. www.mass.gov