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If your looking for a workout look no further. Started at Holyoke range state park and trekked to mt. Holyoke in Skinner state park across Seven sisters ect. Did hike early Nov. found the trail to be quiet and challenging with leaves and wet terrain. I loved it. I’m a hiker who likes to make good time. My poles were a true asset. Took me 5 hrs for the 11.5. Trails are marked well. Views are mediocre to be honest. But the challenge is worth it.

hiking
24 days ago

very rocky uphill but not too difficult. took about 35 mins up and 20 down. the view is worth it

27 days ago

Very beautiful scenery! Hard hike but sooooo worth the view and a great adventure to explore the outdoors! Love this trail! It’s challenging!

A hidden gem of a trail!

Great hike with the kids.

Difficult to follow after the peak going white to orange. Started down to the right after the viewpoint but was able to correct with the app. I met a couple who didn’t have the app and they didn’t make it to the horse cave. Great view at the top. Lots of downed beech trees along the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

It took us about an hour to reach the outlook. The system of way finding is a little bit confusing but a gentleman working in the rec area let us know to follow the white blocks that are spray painted on the trees. This is a nice space for a leisurely hike, there are places that are a bit steep but become more level. It was raining and therefore not busy but we saw lots of frogs! This is a great space for active dogs. Overall hour trip was about 2 hours. We chose to come back down the way we went up instead of taking the longer loop around.

There were some steep parts of the trail, by the horse caves, but overall a very nice hike. Some very nice views of Hadley and Belchertown.

hiking
1 month ago

It was hard to complete the full circle to the Robert Frost trail and horse caves due to insufficient trail markings on the other side of the mountain

hiking
2 months ago

I wish I was able to see the view. But due to the heat and very steep incline we were not able to complete this hike. If you are going clockwise I would rate this trail as hard for sure.

Fun hike that can be out and back (if you spot cars) or a loop. I’ve done both and the change in elevation gain gets old around the 7th or 8th mile. I prefer to start from the Summit House and hike east. I think it’s a little easier on the knees that way. No legal place to camp, but it’s great to finish the hike under the stars. Just be careful heading down Bare mountain. For the ambitious you can add on Norwottuck to make it a longer hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Short but s lot of ups. There is some sharp scree that could be a problem for kids or anyone in open toed shoes. This mountain is typically the start or end of the seven sisters hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike in Hampshire county. I’ve done this hike dozens of times and it never gets old. You can do an in and out or a loop, and there not much apart in mileage. Trail is typical New England where you have some ups and downs and ups again. Horse caves are fun although you can go around. Only time of year I’d avoid is when the trail is mostly ice. A few inches of snow (or more) is good and any of the warmer months are great.

Couldn't find anything on AllTrails for section 5 only of the New England Trail/Metacomet Monadnock trail and was luckily able to record my trip with the Mt. Tom traverse section. I got off trail about a mile in. Had my head down I guess and kept going when I should have veered slightly left. You'll see around the 1 mile mark in my map where I went down and decided to come back instead of choosing a shorter route to get back on it. Still, my total distance said 5.6 miles. The sign for this section at the beginning said 5.7 miles total so I don't know if that is wrong or the AllTrails app. At this one mile mark, it goes down the hill and on top of loose stone, a section which you need to be sure where you're stepping and if you have any sort of walking issues, I suggest don't go down but keep going straight at the "Y" where you can go left and then left again which at this point is an old fire road I think. It is much easier and it will bring you to the MM trail once again. You can see the blue dotted line on my map. It's at the beginning of the Hellgate Trail and you could go up that back to the MM trail but you'd be missing a lot. There are some nice views from the cliffs you are walking across in this section. The trail as a whole is not that difficult. There are a few spots where you have to go up but nothing crazy. I suggest starting on the Rt. 202 trailhead entrance which is the southern end of this section. A nice day overall, sunny but not crazy hot. It'll take a few hours if you're just taking your time like I normally do. I am not out here to rush but instead enjoy the outdoors.

on Mount Norwottuck

hiking
2 months ago

For the most part, this trail is well marked. I followed the directions on the app and periodically checked to make sure I was still on trail. The view at the summit was breath taking! There is one portion where you need to climb up some rocks and pass through a small space in between two rocks (near the horse caves). It's easy to miss the white marks that direct you to climb the rocks, and to keep going to the right in what appears to be a trail going up the ledges. We had to backtrack when we realized we went off trail. If you're nervous about climbing the rocks, there was plenty of good footing to work with. Great trail!

on T Bagg Trail

2 months ago

Well marked trail with some awesome views. We went up to Eyrie Ruins House, which was pretty neat.

Great walk for my dog. $5 parking fee at the entrance gate and there was LOTS of people.

hiking
3 months ago

Love this trail. Great quick workout, twisty and turny in places but well marked. Leads to Goat Peak and Eyrie Ruins, so fun stuff to explore at the top.

I hiked this with my mom. Both of us are experienced hikers, but we had trouble getting oriented from the Quarry Trail to the M&M ( go right or left?) There was no signage to help, just laminated maps. The money taker in the welcome kiosk admitted he never hiked there, so he was no help. We finally figured it out ourselves.
The views were great. The rock ledges and outcroppings were cool. I was completely disappointed in the "summit". It was covered in graffiti. The cell towers, chain link fences and power sheds totally took away the pleasure of the climb. (I will admit that the old ski lift support and wind mill a little before the summit were cool. )
Also we didn't know where the B 17 memorial was ( Again, the guy in the kiosk was NO help)...so we were not able to visit it and I had REALLY wanted to.

hiking
3 months ago

The trails are clearly marked on the white trail on the way up until you get close to the top, but you can easily follow the trail to the summit. If you continue down the white trail, following the loop rather than turning back, the markings almost disappear. The trail is still easy to follow but it's much smaller. Once you reach the Orange trail the markings are great.

hiking
3 months ago

Did this on a cloudy, muggy day and loved every minute of it. I took Kay Bee—Keystone—Quarry—MM all the way down to the 141 entrance than back MM—DOC—Knox—Bray Valley to Bray Loop. So much to see! There are some hairy yet fun parts of MM that bring you very close to the edge, but the difficulty lies in endurance. A lot of ups and downs. This hike for me was about 12.5 miles and took six hours. Obviously you can do shorter hikes, there are great views once you hit MM. It was off and on rainy, and I slipped twice on rocks, but even that part was fun :) highly recommend, would rate as hard though based on rocky terrain.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail. We went up white and down orange to avoid a long steep downhill. Nice lookout at the peak and nearby. You can climb around the tight squeeze on the way down. Then it is a lovely walk in the woods.

Such a beautiful hike. I climbed up to the peak and it was definitely rewarding. I say “climbed” because I am short and it was rocky which meant I had to crawl up some rocky surfaces.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing view, the way down is at first a bit steep, but then levels out (and is a bit boring).

The Park is nice, well kept. The trees are fairly dense so on a hot/humid day like today, it provides some good cover. The M-M trail cuts through the park, and there's nothing tricky whatsoever about the trail.. no climbs, just a couple areas where the inclines could be described as steep. There's some old ruins up near the north end with a fire tower that is blocked off by a fence... someone of course pulled the fence back so the tower can be accessed... not that I would ever do that; I assume it's some great views. I'd summarize this as a good place for someone not looking for anything too consistently strenuous, but provides some work. Access to the park is $5 for MA residents; $10 for non-residents. You can access the M-M Trail outside the park off 141 - there's no loop however there are a series of trails you can drift around a little and arrive back to the M-M trail and get back to your vehicle... this is worth a 30-40 minute drive to get to if you want to stretch it out a bit... enjoy!

hiking
4 months ago

Love this trail! We started at Notch Visitor’s Center and went up to Mt Hitchcock before turning back. Lots of ups and downs, plus a tall staircase that seemingly appears out of nowhere. There are parts of the trail that seem almost enchanted. Bring plenty of water. Beautiful views.

Trail is dog friendly but there's a rod and gun club nearby with a range. You can easily hear the gun shots from the rec hunters and if your dog is skittish from thunder or fireworks, it may take some work to get your pup on the trails. Good hike overall though.

Easy hike. There was a lot of bugs in July as mentioned in another comment. Looked like the spring had a lot of decent sized fish.

hiking
4 months ago

Started at the NET entrance on Old Mountain Rd. There are several south facing trails you can use to break up the hike and these will lead to the east to west trails such as Lithia Springs trail (part of this meanders onto a private drive from Amherst Rd. so I used the main drag to head south to the power line trail which connects to a yellow blazed Lithia Springs.) If you "shortcut" through the Lithia, eventually you connect with the red blazed Dry Brook Trail which will head due west with some confusing intersections so use a compass and do not rush. There are red location ID signs with numbers if you really end up lost. This hike is very strenuous and goes up and down multiple rocky peaks with 1000ft gains and some of the no name shortcuts at the east end of the range are unkept, unmarked and full of loose rocks. The vistas are beautiful but it if you plan on taking the lower trails on the way back be prepared to get eaten alive by biting flies and mosquitos. It's definitely a hike!

Did a stretch of the NET Metacomet-monadnock heading north from the west cherry street entrance next to revolver range. Right off the bat while I was fumbling to set up the map on my phone a black bear was headed down the trail. He spooked and ran off! Also saw some Ravens, vultures and some type of finch that was black, red and white...all the animals pose when you don't bring your camera. 8.5 miles later I was at route 5 in east Hampton where there are many other trails including the manahan rail trail but no continuance of white blazed mm trail....and that's because of the Connecticut river! You have to either walk the main drag and over the bridge or drive...was kind of bummed that it's disjointed suddenly. But it was a good hike. I was shot so I thought it would be easier to walk the main drag back to the vehicle...not recommended...little shoulder and big trucks. Happy trails.

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