Tyringham Cobble (TTOR)

Tyringham Cobble (TTOR)

The Trustees of Reservations 20 Jerusalem Road Tyringham, Massachusetts 01264

Official Website
Tyringham Cobble map

About this Location

Tyringham Cobble was born from massive tectonic movements that shifted ancient strata, leaving an exposed underbelly of rock atop a high ridge.

In the late 18th century, a growing Shaker community bought this geologic wonder as part of an extensive 2,000-acre farm holding and pastured cattle and sheep on its northwest side.

In the 1930s, a group of conservation-minded individuals calling themselves The Cobblers purchased the property to protect it from development—in particular a proposed ski run—and their descendants donated the land to The Trustees in 1963.

Notable Trails

Hike two miles of trails, including a section of the Appalachian Trail, over the twin knobs of the Cobble for spectacular views of the valley. Keep an eye out for an unusually shaped rock formation known as Rabbit Rock. Hop Brook, a favorite fishing stream of President Grover Cleveland, meanders along the northern edge of the reservation on its way west to the Housatonic River. Along the way, glimpse the wildflowers, blackberries, blueberries, and wild strawberries growing in clearings and open meadows, and carve out time for a picnic in the wildflower-festooned field at the summit.

The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Tyringham Cobble.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website

Last updated November 24, 2023