Bare Mountain is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Amherst, Massachusetts that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is very quick (30-40mins) but strenuous 1 mile hike, accessible from the Notch parking lot. Take the white blazed Metacomet-Monadnock trail on the ascent to and descent from the summit. Best view to the north, but not as good as Mt Holyoke. This steep trail gives great quick exercise, so it is heavily used. There is no road to the summit, so less crowded than Mt Holyoke or South Sugarloaf.
This is an easy day hike with decent views. :)
I travel this v often and LOVE the terrain and views. Bring water & a camera or iPhone to snap a pic at the top!
I didn't think it was a hard hike, but it definitely was rocky. Fell a couple of times so I would suggest wearing sneakers or hiking boots with a good grip on the bottom. Took my friend and I about 20 minutes to get to the top and the view is simply amazing!
So much fun!! Tons of rocks! Please wear proper hiking shoe!!
it was easy
Took a strange way to get to the top of the mountain. I created a odd little 4 mile loop out of it. Great view.
Shorter hike that is pretty Steep at points but has an incredible view.