Roller Coaster Loop Trail from Batchler Street is a 3 mile loop trail located near Granby, MA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until January.
A good 1 hour hike around the roller coaster loop trail. A lot of good mountain biking trails we could see and many divergent trails. But using this app made it no problem. Dogs liked it.
This area is part of the Mt. Holyoke Range. Most people use it for mountain biking, but there are all sorts of ways to hike it. There are no vistas, but there are some nice sights. Mountain bikers enjoy the technical challenges many of the trails offer. There is a map at the trail head. I usually take my dogs there.
I've never used a map or GPS to find my way around because the mountains run east to west and the main area is bounded on the west by power lines. The main trail forks maybe 1000 feet in. The left fork takes you up to a pond. This pond is fed by and empties into a brook. There are at least three bike-accommodating bridges across it: one to the north of the pond; two to the south. This is an easy walk, maybe 20 minutes up. If you take the first left, 250-500 feet in, you get more of a hike. You'll come across the remains of a stone cabin built by the Civilian Conservation Corps back in the Depression. Keep working your way north and the power lines will be on your right. This trail will eventually loop back.
These trails are very popular, especially in the fall. They connect to the Notch, if you take the right paths, but they aren't overcrowded as the Notch area often is at this time of year.
Super easy trail as far as physical ability goes... But completely unmarked past the starting point, and not at all tended. Very messy, which made it hard to stay on the trail. Good for a nice walk in the woods, though.