Western Mass, Site 1: Hopkins Memorial Forest

This map is intended to be used in conjunction with the site profile text in the TRAIL RUNNING Western Massachusetts guidebook (Kimball 2015, UPNE).

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(Suggested Route Distance: 4.5 Miles)

 

Photo by Ben Kimball (copyright 2014)
Curved bridge at the crossing of the Middle Branch of Birch Brook along the Upper Loop Trail at Hopkins Memorial Forest
Photo by Ben Kimball (copyright 2014)
Along the Upper Loop Trail at Hopkins Memorial Forest
Photo by Ben Kimball (copyright 2014)
The Birch Brook Trail to the Taconic Crest Trail at Hopkins Memorial Forest
Photo by Ben Kimball (copyright 2014)
South Branch Birch Brook along the Upper Loop Trail
Photo by Ben Kimball (copyright 2014)
Signage at Hopkins Memorial Forest
Photo by Ben Kimball (copyright 2014)
Bridge along a spur trail to a small stream weir and dam
Photo by Ben Kimball (copyright 2014)
Upper Loop Trail at Hopkins Memorial Forest

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All photos copyright 2014 by Ben Kimball unless otherwise noted.

Corrections

This post will be used to call attention to any important corrections that need to be made to the 2015 edition of Trail Running Western Massachusetts

 

p. 30

The quick reference data at the start of the Monroe State Forest profile is incorrect (it is actually the data for Pine Cobble). It should say:

DISTANCE: 10+ Miles

TOWN: Monroe / Florida

DIFFICULT: Challenging

TRAIL STYLE: Lollipop Loop

TRAIL TYPE: Singletrack

 

p. 120

The labels for Poet’s Seat and Sachem Head should both be nudged slightly to the right to be closer to the summits (black triangles) that they are naming.

 

Bonus Sites

Links to descriptions, maps, and photos of several sites that didn’t make it into Trail Running Western Massachusetts. 

Ashley Pond area (Holyoke/West Springfield)

Whiting Street Reservoir (Holyoke)

Saw Mill Hills Conservation Area (Northampton)

Bull Hill (Mt. Toby south) (Sunderland)

Mormon Hollow Loop (Wendell State Forest)

Northfield Gulf Road area (Northfield)

Catamount State Forest (Colrain)

Washington Mountain Marsh (Washington)

Chapel Brook to D.A.R. Trail (Goshen/Ashfield)

Honolulu Trail (Pittsfield) (see map for Pittsfield State Forest)

Kennedy Park to Yokun Ridge Connector (Lenox)

 


 

To purchase either a hardcopy or ebook version of the Trail Running Western Massachusetts guidebook (May 2015), please click here (Amazon), here (Barnes & Noble), or here (the publisher). Or better yet, pick it up at a locally-owned bookseller!

About TrailRunningSites

The posts on this site contain enhanced maps and color photos intended to be used in conjunction with the Trail Running Western Massachusetts guidebook. Maps are updated periodically with new trails or trail names, re-routings, closures, and corrections, as well as various cartographic improvements (each map has a creation/rev date).

To purchase either a hardcopy or ebook version of the Trail Running Western Massachusetts guidebook (May 2015), please click here (Amazon), here (Barnes & Noble), or here (the publisher). Or better yet, pick it up at a locally-owned bookseller!

All photos copyright 2014 by Ben Kimball unless otherwise noted. Please inquire if interested in using any imagery.

 

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