Mount Norwottuck is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Amherst, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.4 miElevation gain626 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Highest peak in the Holyoke range, has commanding views of the entire pioneer valley. The loop for Mt. Norwottuck combines the Robert Frost trail (orange) and the M&M trail (white). Start from the Visitor's Center on the combined Robert Frost trail and M&M Trail (orange & white). Stay left on the Robert Frost (orange) when the M&M splits off. Eventually you will reconnect with the M&M, and there you will stay right on go onto the M&M Trail (white). You will then begin an ascent to the summit through ledges. From the summit continue to follow the M&M trail (white) down and eventually you will rejoin the Robert Frost trail (orange) where you split off on the way up. Stay left on the combined Robert Frost (orange) and M&M trail (white) to get back to the visitor center.

Great parking lot and visitor center.

1500 West St, Amherst, MA 01002, United States (413) 253-2883

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Felipe Quezada
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Anton Anton Vassilev
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Trail was nice except for one part where the markings weren't clear probably because of the snow.

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Matthew Preste
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Good trail, views are nice.

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Kenneth Myers
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Becky Bartlett
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Raymond Garst
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Love it!

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Paul Duval
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Middle of winter and the trail is still in great shape lots of work to be done on it and the walking was good a little bit of trail breaking with the new snow but beautiful

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Jenna Glat
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Trail was well packed out and spikes were all we needed. There was one blowdown after the summit that looked recent but was easy to climb over.

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Yixiao Song
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Guy Bellefleur
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Dariusz Pracon
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Ian Eggleston
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Yixiao Song
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Nice as always!

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Timeo Williams
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slightly icy. great trail though

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Patrick Keary
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Few small icy patches, no spikes needed

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Kayla Trombino
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We did this once for our anniversary but went a different trail. Loved the way we went this time. phone died and couldn't finish tracking.

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Christin H
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Eric Troy
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Good, challenging hike in winter conditions. The trails were rocky, especially near the summit. There was a fair amount of ice on the rocks. Traversible, but definitely watch your step. For easier terrain, take the Robert Frost trail up and back. More distance, but an easier hike, for sure. Fun spot! Looking forward to hiking the rest of the range.

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Wendy Lerette
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Bruce Martin
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Great views icy today but we did it without spikes

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Daniel Handelman
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Robin Miller
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Nice hike! We took the Robert Frost Trail back (this one has you taking a slightly different trail back). Good incline/decline - not too steep and some nice views!

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maiya coler
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Mary Seid
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Susan Knight
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Geoffry Michaels
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Really foggy but otherwise trail was a lot of fun and easily walkable with the dog!

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