Tramway Trail to the Summit House

3.0 Miles / 4.8 km
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~30 minutes
Surface Type:
Skinner State Park
Hadley, Massachusetts
42.295626, -72.597642
May 30, 2020
May 31, 2020
700 '

Total Change
750 '

750 '


The Tramway Trail to the Summit House at Skinner State Park in Hadley, Massachusetts is a difficult 3-mile out-and-back trail that leads to the summit of Mount Holyoke and features views from the old hotel, the Summit House.

This hike follows a relatively easy-to-moderate hike to the halfway point and then moves to a harder hike to the summit. Halfway House is at the road, so the beginning portion of the hike can be stopped and you can walk up the road to the summit if you'd like for an alternative route, or continue onto the harder last half of the hike to the Summit House!

Hikers should note that once the Tramway Trail reaches Skinner State Park Road, the hike then heads back down the road for a few hundred feet before continuing up the mountain along the difficult connector trail up to the Summit House.

Dogs are allowed if leashed.

Hikers can find parking at the coordinates provided.

Vista / Views
From the summit of Mount Holyoke lies the Summit House, an old hotel that was built in the 1800's. Hikers can walk around the deck of the old Summit House, which provides views of the Connecticut River as it cuts through the Pioneer Valley.

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  1. Parking

    42.295626, -72.597642
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.29556, -72.597337
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3.0 miles / 4.8 km
Trail added
May 30, 2020
Hiked on
May 30, 2020
Updated on
May 31, 2020

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