Bray Lake Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Holyoke, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.9 miElevation gain272 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyCross-country skiingFishingHikingNature tripsBird watchingForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeBlowdownMuddyRocky
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One of the most beautiful places one can hike. The trails can be easy to moderate, rocky and muddy at times even some ice if you're out in late fall. The hike up the the trails is definitely worth the beautiful views. Mt. Tom boasts an unparalleled view of the Connecticut Valley north and south, the Berkshire mountains to the west and the Pelham hills to the east. This 2,082 acre facility offers 20 miles of hiking and walking trails; picnicking; canoeing and fishing on Lake Bray; and cross country skiing and ice skating in the winter. Mt. Tom also offers a children's play area.

125 Reservation Rd. Holyoke, MA 01040 413 534-1186

From South : Rte. 91 north, take exit #17-B, go 4 miles on Rte 141 west. Reservation entrance is on the right.

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Eddie Rad
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A warmer day for January and after the recent rain plenty of muddy spots just got a watch out where are you walk and we managed not to fall down which is always a good thing! Yay

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Dan Drake
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donald donald webber
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Bruce Centerbar
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Nice trail.

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Basil Bartlett
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Basil Bartlett
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Dan Drake
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maiya coler
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Time Bandit
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Just ok. You never loose the sound of traffic. It’s a loop so you’ll never run into anyone, there are some nice big hemlocks and the pond is pretty but I-91 traffic is too noisy.

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Matthew Russell
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excellent water views and a nice gentle hike! Perfect for dogs.

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Jennifer Miller
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Nice little trail. I would rate this as easy rather than moderate. There are only two uphill sections, and both are brief. Nice views of the lake. Very crowded and quite a bit of mud.

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Catherine Bond
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Stefanie Wong
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Stefanie Ansanitis
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Dana Egreczky
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A diverse trail -- through woodlands (hills and valleys) -- that present some level of challenge with exposed roots and rocks. Heavy hiking boots are required. The trail then hugs the banks of the lake where hikers can find the occasional picnic table at which they can enjoy lunch. Best of all, the park public bathrooms are open and toilet paper and hand sanitizer are available to all!

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Mary O'Malley
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A very beautiful hike. At this time of year, the woods smell of pine and with the leaves turning and the path relatively easy even for people with crabby knees (like me), you couldn't ask for a nicer way to spend an hour. There are picnic facilities near the Reservoir Road parking lot and further along the Universal Access trail. We managed to find 2.5 miles of walks just along this trail, but there are other trailheads on the path that may take your even further. Follow the yellow blazes and enjoy your walk!

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Olivia Mariano
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Richard Kornitsky
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Fairly easy loop, very well maintained trails with the exception by the pond. The whole hike is in the woods, so bring bug spray and don't expect a view

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Nicole Kwiatkowski
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Did the extended loop to Bray Valley and Knox trail. Even took the tiny trail up to an overlook with a highway billboard. The forest was nice considering you can hear I91 most of time. Saw a doe with her fawn.

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Janelle Kennick
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Kyra Munson
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Michelle Rachdorf
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Really wonderful hike

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Josh Gibbs
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Pretty nice hike!!! Not to buggy

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Cristina Spicer
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Brian Giggey
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Mothers Day hike!

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Michele Labonte-Veras
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Ross Paul
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muddy

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