The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has returned to the Cold River stretch of the Mohican-Mohawk hiking trail. A joint effort last November, with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council and the Manice Education Center, reopened the trail, which had been strewn with blowdowns. Now the task is to improve the treadway, including bog bridges.

This segment is in Florida State Forest, an entity that is generally included with Savoy Mountain State Forest on maps. From the trailhead, a brief walk leads to an intersection. For Wheeler Brook and Mohawk Trail State Forest, go straight, as the sign indicates. As yet there is no sign for your route. Turn right to cross Route 2 very carefully, follow the shoulder uphill a bit for an easier step over the guardrail at the white blazes. Cross a footbridge.

Cross another. SCA built these bridges 12 years ago as part of new trail construction.

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