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Holland Glen

0.8 Miles
Easy
7

Camping Allowed

Waterfall

Dogs (leashed)

Water Source

The Holland Glen Trail is an easy 0.8 mile loop hike up to the small waterfall - Hop Brook Falls, in Belchertown, Massachusetts. Hop Brook Falls is the main attraction on this trail and is well worth the trip in the early Spring, the dead of winter, or after a recent rainfall. The waterfall's cascade starts off on a gradual slope heading down the creek on a large rock formation before falling about 6 or 7 feet into the pool below. The surrounding forest is mainly coniferous, so the entire area just feels like a hidden gem in the middle of western Massachusetts.

Trail Description
The hike begins at a small parking turnout located near the parking coordinates provided. The trail heads gradually uphill following a rocky path along Hop Brook into Holland Glen.

Hikers will reach a split in the trail after the trail takes a left-hand turn around a bend in Hop Brook. The trail on the right, technically crossing Hop Brook and heading uphill, is steeper, but the trail to the left goes to the same destination and is much easier to hike.

Once you reach Hop Brook Falls, there's an overlook ledge next to a campfire ring that gives you a view above the falls from above -- if you hiked up the right-hand side of the loop. If you hiked up the western side of the loop, you'll have to cross the creek to reach this overlook and campsite; however, there have been designated campsites on either side of Hop Brook, next to Hop Brook Falls, for quite some time. To complete the loop, cross Hop Brook above the waterfall, to hike back down to parking.

Parking
There's a small parking turnout in the woods near the coordinates provided. The lot is large enough for about 3 or 4 vehicles, but the parking space can get tight. Additional parking can be found along MA Route 9, but do not block the road or impede traffic and park at your own risk.

Camping
There's a campsite and campfire ring near the falls and plenty of people have camped there previously. There's no signage saying "no camping" nor have I (Admin) or anyone I've heard of anyone having trouble camping here. Be respectful, pack-in and pack-out.


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Hazards

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Surface Type

Dirt

Season

Spring

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42.324986, -72.43071

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296 '

Total Change
296 '

Ascent
296 '

Descent
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0.8 miles
Trail added
June 25, 2015
Updated on
July 01, 2020
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