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Distance:
4.1 Miles / 6.6 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
2 hours, ~5 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Amethyst Brook Conservation Area
Town:
Amherst, Massachusetts
Directions:
42.376403, -72.486117
Added:
October 02, 2017
Updated:
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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  1. Parking

    42.376403, -72.486117
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.376827, -72.486092
  3. View / Overlook / Vista

    42.386376, -72.4639
    View / Overlook / Vista
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639 '

Total Change
700 '

Ascent
700 '

Descent

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4.1 miles / 6.6 km
Trail added
October 02, 2017
Hiked on
October 02, 2017
Updated on
February 21, 2019
4.1 miles / 6.6 km
July 24, 2021
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September 24, 2020
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4.1 miles / 6.6 km
August 21, 2020
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