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Wonderful Hiking Trail

This hiking trail begins in Connecticut, crosses all of Massachusetts and ends at Mt. Monadnock in... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Easthampton, Massachusetts
worth hiking and not overly hard trails

i live just down the street and have hiked the trails up to mt. norwattuck the tallest in this part... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Janet L
Amherst, Massachusetts
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Amherst, MA
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This hiking trail begins in Connecticut, crosses all of Massachusetts and ends at Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire. It would be a multi-day trip to hike the entire trail, but hiking it is sections is very popular. There is information and a map on line...More

Thank Lovetraveling199
Reviewed 7 July 2016

i live just down the street and have hiked the trails up to mt. norwattuck the tallest in this part of hampshire county. i ski the trials in the winter months as well as sled some of the hills and trails so much fun!

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a great place to hike that is part of the Notch in Amherst MA. I have only taken a portion of the Metacomet-Monadnock trail and it was great.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Decided this morning to make fresh tracks in the Metacomet Trail thru Simsbury, CT. Alone in the woods with the tracks of last nights predators, this mornings tree climbing gatherers, and the wind riders looking for breakfast I found the chill exhilarating. Highly recommended any...More

1  Thank JBMartiniguy
Reviewed 14 January 2015

I've hiked this trail between Amythest Brook and Leverett. Beautiful ridge views, not heavily used, and clearly marked.

3  Thank MassachusettsMishka
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We hiked the M-M trail from the Notch Visitors Center on rt 116 east to Horse Caves. The trail takes you over mount Norwottuck which is the tallest peak in the Holyoke Range at 1101 ft. At the top of the mountain there are two...More

3  Thank Rosemary F
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I hiked parts of this trail years ago with some kids ages 10 and 12, and just recently visited again with my 11-year old niece. All three enjoyed it thoroughly, and so did I. The trail is challenging enough if you want to make a...More

1  Thank Booha
Reviewed 10 August 2014

The entry point we used, to what is only a section of a long distance trail, was the Notch Visitor Center on route 116 south of Amherst. Trail maps were available there. The section east from the visitor center to the Horse Caves via Mt...More

Thank Oldcodger2011
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This trail, most of it quite easy, runs through the Mt. Tom reservation and hte Holyoke Range. It's beautiful most times of the year, and the ridge views are fantastic. Be careful after snow as it can be icy and slippery underneath, and there are...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 24 July 2013

What is good for day hikes isn't necessarily good for thru hiking. I did Mass Sections 1 thru 7 in July 2013 in the extreme heat and noted the following: The guide book itself was accurate as were the blazes, but there is vitually no...More

4  Thank E W
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