Metacomet-Monadnock Trail East Through Holyoke is a 14.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Amherst, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
This is Section 8 of the Metacomet-Monadnock Train, from the Notch in Granby to Harris Mountain Road, in the Holyoke Range State park. This hike includes Mt. Norwottuck and Long Mountain summits, and passes through the Horse Caves and right near Rattlesnake Knob. Unless you are continuing on the M-M trail to Section 9, or also taking a return trip back to the Notch, you must arrange a pickup at the end of this segment of the trail.