Kay Bee Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Holyoke, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Length6.5 miElevation gain1,220 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsMuddyNo dogs
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Located within the Mt. Tom State Reservation. Kay Bee trail is an out and back trail located within the Mt. Tom State Reservation. In order to access the trail you need to follow the accesstrail and then there will be signs to the Kay Bee. This is primarily out and back as it comes to the intersection with the Keystone Trail. It is 0.7 miles to the junction with the Keystone trail. There is a long ascent in the beginning. It can be very muddy and buggy after the rain.

You can park at the picnic area off Reservation Road in the Park.

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William Sisskind
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This solid in-out has a nice little loop at the end where you can get some nice views of the town below. Look out for some steep declines as you pass Whiting Peak! Great for dogs!

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Kevin Boenisch
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Ryan Hawkins
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Great hike. Nice View.

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Nichol Apostle
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Jingle Bee
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Great trail. View along the ledges was amazing. Great pay off for distance sans tough climb. Take your time. Keep your eyes open along the ledge for paraglidersers. We saw 4 today.

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Gregg Bryett
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Great trail. Vista is beautiful and about 2.5 miles in.

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Josh Shea
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Perfecto

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naomi rosenberg
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trail good but crowded today because nice weather

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Richard Cormier
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Justin Lau
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Great easy hike!

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Andrea Lung
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sept 26/2020- lovely trail on the easy moderate side. for such a small elevation the views are really lovely! dog friendly, not busy at all, everyone on the trail was very respectful of social diatancing and masks. strangely the downhill portion of this loop features a paved road for a large portion of the descent. Definitely all views going up but suuuuuper easy, albeit boring down. There are very clean restroom facilities in the parking lot area! Nice hike for foliage viewing in the fall.

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Lynne V
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Patrick Pegus II
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Mt Tom is as lovely as always. leaves starting to turn.

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Steve Traylor
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good conditions. not too many other hikers. took the road down from the summit and hiked back past the other side of the lake.

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Shayla DeGeorge
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Slightly tricky to navigate. 14 fallen trees across the path. Took us 3 hours and did 6.7 miles

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Emily Ledoux
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It was a long hike with some really great views at the first couple look out points we went to. The trail was very buggy and there were about 15 down trees blocking the trail. Some of the trail was overgrown. It was a good trail to do once.

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Brice Tennant
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Perfect trail for a day challenge. Ridgeline has fabulous views of the valley mixed with a bit of scrambling - joyous. Light used made for miles of welcome solitude.

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David Cavanaugh
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Hiked this dog friendly trail on April 25th. Nice out-and-back distance with good views and elevation change. Included the short hike down to the B17 memorial, off the access road paralleling the Kay Bee. All around good trip.

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Walter Hansen
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Fun hike. Beginning half is nice and easy. Second half is a bit more rocky along the cliff side. We followed this trail exactly and the distance is closer to 7.5 miles. Way down is much quicker

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Jake Smith
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Wayne Stanley
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nice short hike.

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John Sawyer
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followed Kay bee along to the extension and then went up to the rocks near the top on M+M. beautiful hike nice weather

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Ray Rys
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Hiked m & m quarry keystone ext little and nature trails

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Joe Pinnetti
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A great trail to get some cardio on. Expect a steep incline for the first 2.5 miles and then a beautiful traverse with some small rock scrambles.

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Eli Lagacy
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Fun hike, title is a bit misleading though. It's the kay bee trail to the keystone extension to the d.o.c and m-m trails. The kay bee is only about 1.8 miles of the 7 miles it takes to complete this. Beautiful views to the west, not so much the south (maybe Hartford on a clear day) or north. Nothing could really be seen to the east.

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