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Spanish Peaks

Submitted By: sicky_line_brah on September 03, 2010

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Massachusetts » Western Mass-Pioneer Valley

Brookfield Orchard Beginner Loop

This is an easy nordic tour that is about 3.5 miles around the orchard.  While there are some tougher trails, the general route is to start at the Toll Road towards the left, turn right onto Mac Run at the bottom of the hill. Follow the Old East Brookfield Road, then turn to follow Lincoln Road,   Cross over the road, get back on North Connector, go uphill and then turn onto Oak Run (which is the easiest trail). 

After you cross the road again, you will continue on Oak Run, follow the stone wall, get on Great Woods Trail (which is rated more difficult) and head across the open field (hay U) into the woods.  Take Fruit Loop around the upper orchard, and then get back on the North Connector Trail.  Stay on North Connector through the orchard, turn left onto Mac Run, and make the short ascent to the parking lot.

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Popular backcountry zone near Big Sky and Moonlight Basin.  Contains a variety of terrain from safe, well protected trees, to big alpine descents.  Be cautious of avalanche conditions, as most of the best descents will put you through the strainer if caught in a slide.  Avi conditions are at mtavalanche.com

How to Get There

Access is typically from the Beehive Basin trailhead.  While driving towards Moonlight Basin on Lone Mountain Trail Road, turn right on Crow King road, and follow it to the Beehive Basin Trailhead.

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