Robert Frost Trail to Mount Orient

EASY 24 reviews

Robert Frost Trail to Mount Orient is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Amherst, Massachusetts that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1056 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

wildlife

bugs

muddy

At 47mi in length, the Robert Frost Trail is one the five longest trails in MA. It spans 10 towns from South Hadley in the south to Wendell in the north. This page details section #7, running between the Amethyst Brook Conservation Area to Pratt Corner Rd. in Amherst. Most of this section is lightly-traveled, except for the Amethyst Brook area, which features picturesque brooks and bridges and sees many dogwalkers. The guide describes the section as "rugged, wilderness-like" and rightfully so. The summit of Mt. Orient, about halfway through, provides limited views south and west. Dogs are allowed. Mountain bikes are allowed only between May 1st through October 31st.

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1 month ago

Lots of bugs but a good hike. View from the top is nice. One can sit and read at the top

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3 months ago

would be nice if there was a map, followed red dots, missed a set and realized that they were Orange. finished at the entrance off Pratt corner & shutesbury road (beginning of m&m, Robert frost trail--sign said go back 4.7 miles to amethyst brook) and walked back via the road (over an hour)to parking area on Pelham rd.. a bit longer than we intended

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10 months ago

took our 3 year old daughter here this afternoon. it's perfect. very easy to hike. great for young children, safe bridges, open trails, nothing steep, not many jagged roots or rocks or ledges. amazing and beautiful woodland hike!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

nice Trail about half the people running it

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The trail is lovely but it is very hard to follow now in the area where they have been doing logging-- I assume many blazes were cut down. We managed yesterday-- first time I've done the trail in 5 years- but we got off the trail repeatedly and had to find our way back.