Bare Mountain

HARD 35 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
472 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

scramble

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.

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4 days ago

This is a great hike because of it's short distance, combined with steep terrain. Its a doable "after work hike", and experienced hikers can make the round trip in less than 45 minutes. Nevertheless the steep climb will get your lungs and legs burning in no time, you'll really feel like you've accomplished something!

A great hike that is challenging enough to be rewarding, but simple enough to do without spending all day on a mountain. Much better than an hour at the gym!

If you're feeling ambitious, its also a nice sunrise hike. Since the ascent is headed west, the sun will be at your back and you'll have a great view from the top

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2 months ago

Nice, short, and steep.

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2 months ago

Short hike, fairly steep and rocky. Decent views at the top. This was my first hike since a knee replacement and it was a little challenging but quite manageable.

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3 months ago

Super short hike, moderately steep at some parts. Very rewarding view for such a small effort! I saw many different types of butterflies and birds on the way. Only complaint is that you constantly hear noise from all the trucks at the work site across from the mountain.

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Monday, October 10, 2016