Mt Holyoke Range Trail

HARD 94 reviews

Mt Holyoke Range Trail is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Amherst, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3195 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

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6 days ago

Beautiful and tough.

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17 days ago

This is a great place to get a good, vigorous hike. It is a moderate to strenuous trail in a mixed deciduous forest in central Massachusetts. There are many side trails and they are true to the map you can get at the park headquarters near the entrance from Rte. 116. There are some beautiful, expansive views from the summit.

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2 months ago

Saw a bear!

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Did just under 10 mile loop. Lots of elevation change and gorgeous views.

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trail running
3 months ago

The trail itself was easy to follow and the sites were great along the way. If you are looking for a good workout I'd recommend this, but not for actual running. Most of this trail is spent in steep climbs or descents on rocky terrain making it difficult to really find a good running groove. Don't let that discourage you, it's still a fun adventure and will get those legs a workout.