Mount Tom Traverse via the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail

MODERATE 123 reviews

Mount Tom Traverse via the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

5.3 miles
1597 feet
Out & Back



nature trips




wild flowers




no dogs

1 month ago

Exactly as the descriptor for 2 stars says: “Meh. Nothing to write home about.” But we went on this hike a few days before Christmas. Wasn’t very pretty and I honestly didn’t find the views all too impressive; the trail is lined with radio and cell towers, and there is graffiti all over the rocks. The descent was precarious as it was littered with downed leaves, ice, mud, and loose rocks, but we made it. The starting climb from 141 was definitely a decent little workout, though. The rock scrambles were fun.

3 months ago

Hike this trail yearly especially in Fall. Love the ever changing VIEWS along the way...

3 months ago

It’s best to do this hike from the opposite end of the loop rather than the way it’s described. Drive into the state park rather than parking your car route 141. That way the views get gradually better and better as you go along.

It’s definitely one of the best hikes in the Amherst area. Great views to the west. The volcanic rock is really interesting breaking off into geometric bits. The only downsides are the radio towers at the summit and the graffiti on some of the rocks.

4 months ago

Grew up hiking this trail, always my favorite to do at least once a year especially in the fall. There are so many spots to catch a great view on your way up too.

4 months ago

5 months ago

absolutely astounding view

6 months ago

Park closes at 8pm in the summer, which was a bummer; we would have liked to stay for sunset! overall, loved this hike! many trail options for all hiking needs. Took the Keystone Trail/keystone extension from the parking lot to access the M-M. Gradual incline, no stress! At the peak, there are several clearings to view Western Mass, its like you keep peaking! Trails were extremely well-marked.

6 months ago

nice hike, the small loose rocks can be tricky. awesome view

7 months ago

Excellent hike! Very steep in places, wouldn't recommend if you're a beginner or bringing small children. Absolutely amazing views, best in the area!

7 months ago

View is worth the hike

8 months ago

Great views. Enjoyable trail. Well marked.

9 months ago

The views are AMAZING. And you don't need to complete this to the summit of Mt. Tom to get spectacular views. We did complete Mt. Tom today but if I did it again, I'd probably just decide after the 10th amazing vista that I've seen enough. It's like ALL vista. And the view at the top was worth the hike but the summit itself is unimpressive. I don't actually mind the radio/cell towers, but there was a ton of concrete falling apart everywhere, and not even a gazebo/pavilion to escape the sun for a few minutes.

I am a very novice hiker. This was the highest/longest hike I've ever done. It was HARD for me. But lots of people seemed to have no trouble.

Warning: the beginning of this hike it VERY steep but the views beyond that are incredible. Push through it. Little work for BIG reward.

I will definitely return.

9 months ago

Popular trails in the area. Some are more difficult than others but either way a workout during climbing up. The views up top are nice too.

10 months ago

good fun i take kids there all the time to hike

Sunday, November 20, 2016

little slippery, from all the leaves, very steep at some parts, nice workout, beautiful view.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Amazing views!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This trail was a solid pre work exercise on a beautiful fall day. Gorgeous views from the top of mount tom! Will be hiking this trail again very soon!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Beautiful area!

Sunday, September 04, 2016

great hike with lots of options to take different trails. near the top there were a lot of loose rocks, but it was manageable. we did a 4.6 mile loop from the base to the summit. the dog loved it as well!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Not a hard hike but the loose rock and be challenging to walk on. Watch your step! Great day hike with beautiful views. I love climbing the cliffs at night to watch the stars (just don't go alone).

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