Robert Frost Trail to Mount Orient

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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
938 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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2 months ago

This trail is easy at the beginning, but gets more challenging as you gain elevation. It's also pretty long, so not necessarily for the beginner hiker. Very beautiful though, esp the top of Mt Orient, where we saw a storm coming. For those with lower endurance, the lower, flatter trails are very pretty too, if you don't wanna go for the summit. It was very buggy in July, though, so I'd wear big repellant or aim for spring/fall to check it out.

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5 months 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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7 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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