The DOC Trail at the Mount Tom State Reservation in Holyoke, Massachusetts is an easy 1-mile one-way trail that features a quiet walk through the forest near Whiting Peak.
This trailhead is located along the Tote Road Trail, just south of the summit of Whiting Peak on the the southern portion of the range. The DOC Trail heads up the mountain at a gradual elevation grade before continuing northeast, heading down the mountain, when it reaches the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail (M & M Trail) near Whiting Peak.
The DOC Trail connects easily to the Middle Loop Trail near the southern trailhead and in the northeast it meets up with the Quarry Trail and Keystone Trail.
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.
Please note that the parking coordinates will bring hikers to the entrance to the southeastern section to the Mount Tom State Reservation. Depending on the time of year, this road can be closed up to a certain point to motorized vehicles. Hikers will find parking down this road, but how far is unpredictable - so plan on hiking down Mt Tom Ski Road until you reach the end of this trek to hike in the opposite direction.
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