Hiking Mount Greylock via Bellows Pipe Trail

A financial services professional with decades of experience, R. Scott Bushley joined Granite Point Capital in 2018, where he serves as COO and partner, overseeing all finance and business operations at the Boston-based hedge fund manager. Away from work, Scott Bushley enjoys hiking.

One of the most frequented hiking destinations in Massachusetts is Mount Greylock. At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts and features diverse trails that challenge hikers with various levels of difficulty. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find trails that fit their skill level at Mount Greylock.

One of the trails recommended by alltrails.com is the Bellows Pipe Trail, which is accessible from the Gould Road/Bellows South parking area. At the beginning of the trail, hikers can see a 90-mile path ahead, which connects to the Appalachian Trail. Bascom Lodge, a rustic stone and wood lodge, is located at the summit.

According to alltrails.com, guests should not hike the Thunderbolt ski trail at Mount Greylock on their return from the peak because the trail suffers extensive erosion from foot traffic. Rather than exiting on the Thunderbolt Trail, guests should take Bellows Pipe back to the starting point when descending from the peak.