Mount Warner Trail

EASY 26 reviews

Mount Warner Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hadley, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

wildlife

Wander the gentle slopes of this 500-foot hill overlooking the Connecticut River Valley and discover a variety of natural delights. The trail and area is maintained by The Trustees of Reservations. The main loop, Salamander Crossing Trail was rebuilt in 2014 and is wonderful. Old cart paths and woods roads reveal the farming and logging past of this sloping woodland that rises between the energetic college community of Amherst and the broad Connecticut River in the historic village of North Hadley. Vernal pools shelter and nurture an array of animal and plant species. Come spring, look and listen for frogs and salamanders that emerge to reproduce in these seasonal wetlands. Ascend through oak, beech, and other hardwoods(and examine their trunks for the nesting cavities of birds and small mammals). Evergreen groves begin further upslope. Admired and appreciated by locals and visitors alike, Mount Warner stands amid a 500-acre swath of protect land linking nearby Lake Warner to the Connecticut River and other conservation treasures.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice low-incline walk, especially for dogs, with well marked trail. An off-shoot trail leads to nice view of rolling Hadley fields (behind a private field).

Cons: Gets buggy in the summer! Small parking area.

8 months ago

Beautiful quiet trail with an easy slope. Just a lovely walk on a fall day.

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Nice hour long hike with the dogs.

hiking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Very well marked looped trail that was great on a snowy day! There are no sight seeing spots on trail overlooking the lake or hillside.

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Very clear and well marked trail with elevation but nothing too tough.

hiking
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Great hike for kids and families. Vernal pools, cool trees.

hiking
Monday, July 06, 2015

This is a beautiful and very easy 40-45 minute hike (suitable for children), or a very easy 15-20 minute trail run. There appear to be recent trail changes, and if you follow the yellow-blazed salamander loop you will miss the summit.

hiking
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Great easy loop to the summit of Mount Warner. One of the most well maintained trails in the area.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

recorded easy

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

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Sunday, November 15, 2015