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.
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