Metacomet-Monadnock Trail

HARD 71 reviews

Metacomet-Monadnock Trail is a 8.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near South Hadley, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2877 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, Holyoke area consists of multiple section of the M&M trail going over the Holyoke range, which is the most strenuous, and other mountains. Sections range from 4-7 miles point to point. Go to the AMC website for all section info.

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1 day ago

This is really underrated in quality as well as difficulty. I expected a relatively easy day and thought it was a flatter ridge once on top but it has a ton of steep ups and downs - made very challenging with rocks and a ton of leaves (this time of year) making it slippery and technical. Quite a challenge and some great views at intermittent points. Lot of fun. Knees and ankles will be suffering tomorrow.

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2 months ago

This trail is no joke. Lots of ups and downs and technical in spots. My legs are definitely feeling it now. Keep a close eye on the markers because it's easy to get turned around. Also, there's no official "end", as in a proper peak, so mark your distance. Got to mile 6 and turned back around. Did 11.6 miles total.

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3 months ago

Grueling hills, make sure you bring enough water and elecrolytes if you intend to do the full loop.