Holyoke Range

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Mount Norwottuck rises 1000 feet above the Connecticut River Valley on a long ridge of rocky peaks that formed from flowing lava millions of years ago. The centerpiece of Mount Holyoke Range State Park, the 1106-foot mountain is one of several scenic summits that are connected by a 10-mile section of the Metacomet–Monadnock (MM) Trail. A wonderful introduction to this low but prominent mountain range, this 4.2-mile loop includes many views as well as a trip to impressive caves once used as a hideout by defeated elements of the 1786 Shays’ Rebellion. Choose this hike throughout the year for pleasant snowshoeing, blooming wildflowers, warbling songbirds, or brilliant foliage.

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"Mount Norwottuck rises 1000 feet above the Connecticut River Valley on a long ridge of rocky peaks that formed from flowing lava millions of years ago. The centerpiece of Mount Holyoke Range State Park, the 1106-foot mountain is one of several scenic summits that are connected by a 10-mile section of the Metacomet–Monadnock (MM) Trail. A wonderful introduction to this low but prominent mountain range, this 4.2-mile loop includes many views as well as a trip to impressive caves once used as a hideout by defeated elements of the 1786 Shays’ Rebellion. Choose this hike throughout the year for pleasant snowshoeing, blooming wildflowers, warbling songbirds, or brilliant foliage."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Amherst
Distance: 4.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS: Mount Holyoke, MA

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Jun 2018