This is a very scenic section of the M&M trail with tons of lookouts and vistas. The trail takes you along the rim of Mt. Tom and Whiting Peak looking out onto the western side of the Valley.
This section of the M&M takes you first up to the top of Mt. Tom where you can see the site of the old Mt. Tom Hotel, now which is a Radio and TV transmission station. Keep walking along the rim following the M&M trail marked by white blazes, but be careful for misleading turnoffs ever once in a while. The trail will weave you on and off of some great views by bringing you out on to many cliffs. After about 2 miles you start meeting up with branching trails found within the Mt. Tom State Reservation. Part of the trail towards the end is on private property, so please tread lightly.
It is a 6-mile hike one way. You can start at the Route 141 entrances in Holyoke where you can find small dirt turnoffs located near the log cabin and work your way across to Underwood ST in Easthampton. From there you can take a right onto East St then a left onto Route 5 where you can park a car at the boat ramp parking lot on the left.
Route 141 in Holyoke heading in or coming from Easthampton. There will be small dirt turnoffs along the road on both sides. To access the trail, look on the right side of the road when you are coming from Holyoke. There are a couple of different entrances, but they all meet up with the main trail and head up towards the big tower.
The boat ramp at the end is found on Route 5 at the Connecticut River oxbow. It will be on the left coming from Holyoke and on the right coming from Northampton.
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