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Whiting Peak via Metacoment-Monadnock Trail

Distance:
1.5 Miles / 2.4 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
~45 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Mount Tom State Reservation
Town:
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Directions:
42.264648, -72.638558
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Added:
June 20, 2019
Updated:
July 31, 2019

Whiting Peak via Metacoment-Monadnock Trail at Mount Tom State Reservation in Holyoke, Massachusetts is a moderate 1.5-mile out-and-back hike up to a lookout point, just below Whiting Peak.

The trail starts off by following white blazes to a small field near a maintenance shed. Take the right-most trailhead on the other side of the field and continue to follow white blazes (M & M Trail) to the summit.

The trail is steep and unrelenting for the first 0.4-miles, but the elevation soon eases and offers many vista points above Easthampton, MA along with views of Mt Tom as well. Follow the trail along the cliff edges on the Metacoment - Monadnock Trail (white blazes) until you reach Whiting Peak roughly 0.75 miles from the parking lot.

Deadtop is roughly 0.4-miles further and the Mt Tom summit is 1.3 miles from Whiting Peak. Hike south along the M & M Trail from Whiting Peak to complete the southern portion of the Mt Tom Traverse.

Parking: Parking is available just off Reservation Road, at the coordinates provided, beyond the Stone Crusher.

Pets: Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

Explore 204 trails near Holyoke, MA
  1. Parking

    42.264648, -72.638558
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.264648, -72.638558
  3. View / Overlook / Vista

    42.261111, -72.639722
    View / Overlook / Vista
  4. View / Overlook / Vista

    42.260278, -72.640278
    View / Overlook / Vista
  5. Vista

    42.253807, -72.644418
    Vista
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404 '

Total Change
496 '

Ascent
496 '

Descent

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3 Trip Reports

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1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Trail added
June 20, 2019
Hiked on
June 20, 2019
Updated on
July 31, 2019
2.8 miles / 4.5 km
November 11, 2023
Whiting Peak and Dead Top. Conditions are a little slippery from all the fallen leaves, but the views from both peaks are gorgeous as ever.
Hiking
2.0 miles / 3.2 km
October 01, 2020

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