Mount Greylock Hosts Nearly 25,000 Hikers This Season
iBerkshires.com after a busy season, the roads to the summit of Mount Greylock have been closed.
State Department of Conservation and Recreation Trail Coordinator Becky Barnes told the Mount Greylock Advisory Council on Wednesday night that the summit roads had been closed prior to Halloween and the park will officially close at the end of the month.
Barnes read reservation Superintendent Travis Clairmont's report and said the mountain had an especially busy season.
The Appalachian Trail volunteers installed trail counters on a portion of the trail south of the summit. She said it recorded traffic from May 2 to Oct. 11 and counted 22,255 hikers.
Barnes said there were some gaps because the battery died and she noted the unit was not running during the Greylock Ramble on Oct. 14 during which more than 1,000 participated in the 52nd annual hike up to the summit.
She anticipated that more than 25,000 people actually hiked that portion of the trail over the course of the season.