Goat Peak Lookout Trail

Easthampton, Massachusetts

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Mount Tom State Reservation offers 20 miles of well-maintained and well-blazed trails. Several trails (such as that to Goat Peak) are appealing for those who prefer trees to people while hiking. This trail offers just enough of a challenge to be interesting to the older kids while remaining negotiable for the younger ones. At the summit, you will be rejuvenated by the panoramic views of the Connecticut Valley from the watchtower, one of only two on the reservation. (The annual count of the hawk migration is made from this tower.)
Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

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Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)

Mount Tom State Reservation offers 20 miles of well-maintained and well-blazed trails. Several trails (such as that to Goat Peak) are appealing for those who prefer trees to people while hiking.

This trail offers just enough of a challenge to be interesting to the older kids while remaining negotiable for the younger ones. At the summit, you will be rejuvenated by the panoramic views of the Connecticut Valley from the watchtower, one of only two on the reservation. (The annual count of the hawk migration is made from this tower.)

©  Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Easthampton
Distance: 1.2
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: April to November
Local Contacts: Mount Tom State Reservation, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management
Local Maps: USGS Mount Tom
Driving Directions: Directions to Goat Peak Lookout Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

11/12/2008
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Nothing special here. Very easy hike, not much elevation gain but LOTS of trails to run around on. The fire tower has some good views and the views of Hamptons are nice. I was too late to see any hawk migration which mt Tom is know for in the fall


7/7/2007
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This is a nice and easy hike for all ages. The view from Goat Peak offers a nice view of Easthampton and Northampton. There is a fire tower at the top of Goat Peak that extends your view of the Connecticut River valley. Goat Peak is just one of many trails Mt Tom reservation has to offer. For a slightly more challenging hike, I recommend taking the M&M trail from goat peak to the Mt Tom on the south end of the ridge.



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