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Mt. Tom
Holyoke, MA

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Metacomet Monadnock Trail to Mt. Tom
The Metacomet Monadnock Trail to Mt. Tom

Route: Metacomet-Monadnock Trail

First portion of this Metacomet Monadnock Trail section was pretty gradual. Once it intersects some of the trails coming from the park road, it gets a bit steep and lose. Above that, it hits some nice ledges (similar feel to Mt. Flume in New Hampshire, apart from the graffiti). Nice directional views from adjacent to the summit. Summit is a bit blah due to all of the tower and remains of old buildings. One can drop down the trail either side and get away from that, while enjoying the dramatic cliff views west.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Parking Elevation: 540'
Destination: Mt. Tom
Time Elapsed: 00:31
Trailhead Elevation: 540'
Summit Elevation: 1,202'
Vertical Gain: 742'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:15
Hike Vertical Gain: 842'


The Metacomet Monadnock Trail trailhead for Mt. Tom on Route 141
The Metacomet Monadnock Trail trailhead for Mt. Tom on Route 141

The Metacomet Monadnock Trail to Mt. Tom
The Metacomet Monadnock Trail to Mt. Tom

Looking northwest from near the summit of Mt. Tom - Click to enlarge
Looking northwest from near the summit of Mt. Tom

Topographic map of Mt. Tom


Directions to trailhead: Take Interstate 91 South to Exit 17 in Holyoke, then take Route 141 West. The Metacomet-Monadnock Trail trailhead will be on the right just before passing the Holyoke Animal Hospital. There is a small dirt pulloff for parking adjacent to the trailhead.

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