Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Holyoke, Mt. Hitchcock, Bare Mountain (Seven Sisters), MA
Trails: New England Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at 10 am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None on this trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown about 2.5 mi from Skinner State Park entrance; if you’re talk it’s a step over  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw quite a few with their trail-running humans. 
Bugs: Yes siree, and they were hungry as day progressed to dusk. I sprayed 3x and toward the end it seemed futile. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First success at the entire Trail of the Seven Sisters and whoa was it a workout. I’ve read that there are actually 10 little summits and having to ascend them on return, even if they were only 300-600’ gain, is really something on return with tiring legs. The Summit House is open 9-4 with restrooms and water refill station access til 7 pm which is nice.
Given this rainy summer and storms the day before, the trail was in fabulous shape with no mud and only a few wet rocks.
Bare Mountain’s summit is getting overgrown but there’s still a lovely vantage point at the top, as there are at the 2.8 mi clearing and the 4.0 Mt Hitchcock outlook.  
Name: TwinMom+1 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-19 
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