Posted on September 2, 2019 and last updated on September 03, 2019

Pinnacle Park, Pittsfield


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: 1/2-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Sights: slight views, Pinnacle ski facility, boat launch

At the tiny alpine ski hill of Pinnacle Park, which has one run and where skis are left behind on outside racks long after the snow melts, presumably in anticipation of it returning in a few months, you can take a short walk up to the top of the ski slope for a bit of a view. There’s no official walking trail here as far as I could tell, but there is a path scratched out in the brush that’s pretty easy to follow.

You can also walk along the river for about 50 feet to a level area where someone had left a fair bit of debris when I visited in 2019.

Directions: From Somerset Avenue in downtown Pittsfield, turn onto Hartland Avenue and drive .8 miles to Waverly Ave. It’s across from the J W Parks Golf Course. The ski facility will be on your left before the river. There is also a public boat launch here.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!