Your Connection To the Outdoors

Section 05: US 202 (Hugh McLean Reservoir) to MA 141 (Easthampton Road)

This very scenic section runs along the wooded crest of the northern spur of East Mountain, from whose abrupt traprock ledges a succession of fine views of the valley unfold. It follows old logging roads up the south slope of the mountain, and similar wood roads and footpaths north of East Mountain towards Mount Tom Reservation. The section north of Cherry Street Extension to MA-141 was significantly relocated (2004) onto Mass Fish and Wildlife land at the request of private landowners. Hikers should note that there is a shooting range in the area so gun shots may be heard.

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

+ Length: 5.7 miles
+ Elevation Profile