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Mt. Norwottock
Amherst, MA and Granby, MA

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.

Metacomet-Monadnock Trail to Mt. Norwottock summit

Mt. Norwottock is a faily easy hike on the Holyoke Range. The hike's ascent is much like a Red Sox season - slow to start, a steady rise, then a series of dips before reaching the summit. Nonetheless, there are nice views from both the summit and a ledge just south of the summit.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Mt. Norwottock
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, August 18, 2006
Hike Commenced: 5:04 PM
Parking Elevation: 523'
Destination: Mt. Norwottock
Ascent Commenced: 5:05 PM at Metacomet-Monadnock trailhead
Summit Reached: 5:31 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 518'
Summit Elevation: 1,106'
Vertical Gain: 688'
Hike Ended: 6:14 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 798'



Metacomet-Monadnock trailhead


Looking north at UMass Amherst from Mt. Norwottock summit




Directions to trailhead: Take Route 116 South from Amherst to the Notch Visitors Center parking area.

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