The Mt Pollux Trail in Amherst, Massachusetts is a short 0.5 mile loop hike up to the top of Mt Pollux and back to parking. The hike is very easy with great views of the Holyoke Range, Amherst, UMass, and the surrounding area. Mount Pollux is less of a mountain and more of a hill, but it's a really popular local spot with great views and little-to-no effort involved.
The best portion of this trail is the 0.1 mile one-way section from parking, north, to the 'summit' of Mt Pollux; however, the trail does loop to the west and south of parking before returning. The loop portion of the trail is usually maintained, but during warmer months the grass can be taller. There's also a small section of trail (not displayed in the GPS map) that bisects the loop from the parking lot to the western portion of the trail.
Parking can be found at the lot located just off of S East St, but the driveway up can be hard to spot. Look for a small sign that says "Mount Pollux Conservation Area" next to a house with a red roof. The driveway up is wide enough for just one vehicle. Dogs are also allowed on this trail.
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