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Section 06: MA 141 (Easthampton Road) to US 5, the CT River at Mt. Tom Junction


This is one of the more spectacular sections of trail in Massachusetts. It rides the skyline near the rim of steep talus slides and the cliffs of Mount Tom and Whiting Peak, then passes through the hemlock glens of the Mount Tom Reservation center, climbs onto Goat Peak, then over Mount Nonotuck, whose northern slope it descends on an old carriage road that was once used for visitors to the "Eyre House". You can still find the remains of this via a short side hike to the right next to a small parking area just below the summit of Mt. Nonotuck. The view from here is well worth the trip. The M-M Trail in this section was certified as a "National Recreation Trail" by the National Park Service in 2001.

Note: Potable water is scarce on this section, bring an adequate supply.

+ Length: 6.3 miles
+ Elevation Profile


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