Shaker Mountain

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Shaker Mountain
Shaker Mountain is located in Massachusetts
Shaker Mountain
Shaker Mountain
Berkshire County, Massachusetts, U.S.
Elevation 1,835 ft (559 m)
Location
Range Taconic Mountains
Coordinates 42°26′45″N 73°20′13″W / 42.4459174°N 73.3370518°W / 42.4459174; -73.3370518Coordinates: 42°26′45″N 73°20′13″W / 42.4459174°N 73.3370518°W / 42.4459174; -73.3370518[1]
Topo map USGS Pittsfield West
Geology
Type Thrust fault; metamorphic rock and sedimentary rock
Age of rock Ordovician
Climbing
Easiest route Shaker Trail

Shaker Mountain, 1,835 feet (559 m), is a prominent peak in the Taconic Mountains of western Massachusetts. The mountain is located in Pittsfield State Forest and is named after the nearby Hancock Shaker Village, a former Shaker religious colony and now a historic site. The summit is wooded and is traversed by the 5 mi (8.0 km) Shaker Trail, a loop trail that begins at the historic site. The mountain is wooded with northern hardwood tree species.

Shaker Mountain is located within Hancock, Massachusetts. The Taconic ridgeline continues north from Shaker Mountain as Doll Mountain and west as Holy Mount The mountain drains into Shaker Brook and Lily Brook, thence to the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound.

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