Robert Frost Trail to Mount Orient

4.1 Miles
Time to Hike: 2 hours, ~5 minutes
October 02, 2017
February 21, 2019

The Robert Frost Trail to Mount Orient is a 4.1-mile out-and-back hike in Amherst, Massachusetts that passes through the Amethyst Brook Conservation Area.

From the top of Mount Orient, on a clear day, you'll get views of UMass and downtown Amherst. The trail is mostly a gradual incline but the last section goes up a sharper ridge than expected. The lookout is roughly 100-feet from the summit and the summit itself has no views.

Along the trail you'll also notice that there's been increased logging just beyond the conservation area leading up the mountain. While it does open up a lot of the area to sunlight and other features, it is a little disappointing.

Dogs are allowed on this trail.

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