Passing across the tops of Northfield's Upper Bald Hills, which are covered with hardwoods and some mixed forest, the trail eventually descends this remote ridge via the historic "5th Massachusetts Turnpike". It then continues eastward on a remote route away from and north of Warwick's White Road to the southern tip of Mt. Grace State Forest. Thence it climbs on the "Old Snowshoe Trail" to the fire tower on the summit of Mount Grace before its final descent to MA 78.
Much of the trail in this section lies on state land and is designated as a "National Scenic Trail" inside state forests.
A state owned trail shelter is located inside Mt. Grace State Reservation.
+ Length: 12.1 miles
+ Elevation Profile