Bare Mountain

HARD 11 reviews

Bare Mountain is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Amherst, MA 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 accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles 474 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

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nature trips

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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.

3 months ago

4 months ago

This is an easy day hike with decent views. :)

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I travel this v often and LOVE the terrain and views. Bring water & a camera or iPhone to snap a pic at the top!

hiking
5 months ago

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!

6 months ago

So much fun!! Tons of rocks! Please wear proper hiking shoe!!

7 months ago

7 months ago

it was easy

8 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

Shorter hike that is pretty Steep at points but has an incredible view.

hiking
11 months ago