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Tramway Trail to the Summit House

Distance:
3.0 Miles / 4.8 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Hard
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~30 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Skinner State Park
Town:
Hadley, Massachusetts
Directions:
42.295626, -72.597642
Added:
May 30, 2020
Updated:
May 31, 2020
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700 '

Total Change
750 '

Ascent
750 '

Descent

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.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed.

Parking
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.

Explore 204 trails near Hadley, MA
  1. Parking

    42.295626, -72.597642
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.29556, -72.597337
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Seasons

Spring, Summer, Fall
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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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