Mount Tom State Reservation - Dinosaur Footprints Reservation

Northampton, Massachusetts

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West bank of the Connecticut River at Northampton. Three short hikes present the appeal of these two reservations. Special attractions: vistas, Triassic-period dinosaur footprints, floral fossils, Eyrie House ruins, Connecticut River access, mixed forests, mountain laurel, fall foliage.
Hiking Southern New England

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Hiking Southern New England

by Rhonda & Greg Ostertag (Falcon Guides)

West bank of the Connecticut River at Northampton. Three short hikes present the appeal of these two reservations. Special attractions: vistas, Triassic-period dinosaur footprints, floral fossils, Eyrie House ruins, Connecticut River access, mixed forests, mountain laurel, fall foliage.

©  Rhonda & Greg Ostertag/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Northampton
Distance: 4.5
Elevation Gain: 650 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Season: Spring through fall for hiking. Mount Tom: 8AM to 6PM. Dinosaur Footprints Reservation: dawn to dusk.
Local Contacts: Western Regional Office, The Trustees of Reservations, 413-298-3239
Local Maps: Mount Tom State Reservation map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Tom State Reservation - Dinosaur Footprints Reservation

Recent Trail Reviews

8/25/2009
2

Took the M&M South trail. This trail basically takes you along the cliff to the summit. It takes about an hour and a half to reach the summit. Great views along this entire hike.


9/3/2007
2

We had a fantastic experience hiking Mt. Tom. We hiked the M&M Trail North. We loved the views from so many points of the trail. The top was well worth the effort. Gorgeous view. I would recomend this trail to anyone wanting to experience mother nature and all its beauty while getting a great workout!


3/21/2006
2

3/11/06- Great day, nice easy hike with instant gratification of cliffs and views. Cool 200 million year old lava (basalt). Great view of a perigrine perched below us on the cliff. Hang gliders launching from neat the Mt. Tom summit.



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