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Distance:
1.1 Miles / 1.8 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Hard
Time to Hike:
~33 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Mount Holyoke Range State Park
Town:
Amherst, Massachusetts
Directions:
1500 West St Amherst, MA 01002
42.305004, -72.528517
Added:
April 19, 2017
Updated:
July 20, 2019
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480 '

Total Change
500 '

Ascent
500 '

Descent

The Bare Mountain Trail is a difficult 1.1-mile out-and-back trail on the Mount Holyoke Range with a lookout that sits 1,014 feet above sea level. From the top, you get sweeping views of Amherst, Hadley, Sunderland, Deerfield, and parts of Belchertown and Pelham.

The trail is moderate to hard, but it can be more difficult for some people. There are various sections that are steep and require hiking up and down rock scrambles.

If you wish to continue exploring the top of the Holyoke Range, you can hike the entire 7 Sisters Trail (due-west to Mount Holyoke) once atop Bare Mountain or continue for just over one mile due-west to the top of Mount Hitchcock along the Mt Hitchcock Trail. Follow the white blazes until you reach your first mountain summit. Follow the trail north until you find a rock edge with the overlook.

Parking: Parking can be found at the Notch Visitor Center and there's a crosswalk that connects the parking lot to the trailhead for the M & M trail / Bare Mountain Trail / 7 Sisters Trail.

Alternative Route: For a different hike up Bare Mountain, check out the Bare Mountain - Old Mill Lane Trail.

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  1. Parking

    42.305004, -72.528517
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.305309, -72.52877
  3. Vista point

    42.303678, -72.531136
    Vista point
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

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1.1 miles / 1.8 km
Trail added
April 19, 2017
Hiked on
April 19, 2017
Updated on
July 20, 2019
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
May 26, 2021
Hiking
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
May 28, 2020
Unbeatable view at the top of this short but steep trail. There are some other great views along the way too. There is a lot of broken glass at the top, so be careful if you have dogs with you.
Hiking
1.0 mile / 1.6 km
December 04, 2018
Hiking
1.0 mile / 1.6 km
October 02, 2017
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