Mount Tom State Reservation

Holyoke, Massachusetts 01041

Mount Tom State Reservation

Mount Tom State Reservation Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Mount Tom, one of the state’s oldest reservations (established in 1903), lays claim to an unparalleled view of the Connecticut River Valley, the Berkshire Mountains, and the Pelham Hills. This 2082-acre reservation offers twenty miles of hiking and walking trails for endless hours of fun for you and your dog. In addition, Mount Tom is one of the premier hawk-watching spots in New England.

Hundreds of them can be seen on a good day. Red-tailed hawk, Cooper’s hawk, American kestrel, peregrine falcon, and northern harrier are some of the migrating raptors. October is fall foliage time, and the views at Mount Tom are absolutely amazing for taking in all the colors."

Mount Tom State Reservation Trip Reports

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Much like any Forest or Mtn Range there are many trails. I've hiked all of them in Mt Tom and they all vary in skill level. I've taken the Metacomet-Monadnock trail to the top of Mt Tom (which has a lot of graffiti on the rocks) and i've also taken many of the looped trails. There is also a lake for fishing, canoeing, and ice skating.

Mount Tom State Reservation Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour
Spring through Fall
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Tom
Local Maps

Trail Log