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Noyes Mountain, Greenwood

This mountain, protected by the Western Foothills Land Trust, has a gorgeous view from an old mine, which sits slightly below the 1,503-foot summit. You start out walking alongside a field with two old apple trees, before heading into the woods on an old track. At .3 miles, a path heads off to the mountain summit on your left while the old road continues straight on. After walking steeply up for about .6 miles, the trail splits. If you take a left onto the Perham Trail, you will walk up a very steep path along a ridge. Eventually you’ll join up with an old track. Turn left to go to the view. If you then retrace your steps just a little, back to this junction, you can do a loop on the Harvard Trail (which also has a steep section), if you take the track to the left. The distance to the summit, depending on which trail you take, is roughly 1.3 miles or 1.1 mile.

Directions The parking lot is off Richardson Hollow Road in Greenwood. If you put in the address 172 Richardson Hollow Road, you’ll pretty much get right there. From the junction with Greenwood Road, it’s about .8 miles on your left. The driveway to the parking area was a bit rough in late summer of 2020, and hard for a vehicle with low clearance.