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Distance:
2.7 Miles / 4.3 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~21 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Mount Holyoke Range State Park
Town:
Amherst, Massachusetts
Directions:
42.305059, -72.528429
Added:
July 17, 2017
Updated:
April 02, 2019
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488 '

Total Change
928 '

Ascent
1,015 '

Descent

The Mount Hitchcock Trail on the Holyoke Range near Amherst Massachusetts, is a moderate to difficult 2.7 mile out-and-back hike from the Notch Visitor Center up to Mount Hitchcock and back.

Park at the Notch Visitors Center. Follow the M & M trail across the street and up Bare Mountain, there are several lookouts on the way up and at the top. From there continue on down the backside of Bare Mountain.

The trail is very up and down. There is a small section with a staircase that has a sign that the trail is closed but it is only for the staircase and appears to be outdated. 

Explore 206 trails near Amherst, MA
  1. Parking

    42.305059, -72.528429
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.305401, -72.528664
  3. Vista point

    42.303679, -72.531137
    Vista point
  4. Just before steep stair climb

    42.304396, -72.538963
    Just before steep stair climb
  5. Vista point

    42.305711, -72.545776
    Vista point
  6. Vista point

    42.30416, -72.533253
    Vista point
  7. Vista point

    42.303446, -72.53141
    Vista point
  8. Vista point

    42.303441, -72.531427
    Vista point
  9. Large rock outcropping

    42.305548, -72.545099
    Large rock outcropping
  10. Vista point

    42.305754, -72.545824
    Vista point
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

Spring

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2.7 miles / 4.3 km
Trail added
July 17, 2017
Hiked on
July 17, 2017
Updated on
April 02, 2019
3.0 miles / 4.8 km
July 16, 2020
2.7 miles / 4.3 km
December 04, 2018
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