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Alternate spelling: should not be confused with Bear Mountain.
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Bare Mountain
Bare Mountain - Mount Holyoke Range.jpg
View from the summit of Bare Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 1,014 ft (309 m)
Location Amherst and South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Parent range Holyoke Range / Metacomet Ridge
Age of rock 200 Ma
Mountain type Fault-block; igneous
Easiest route Metacomet-Monadnock Trail

Bare Mountain is a prominent peak of the Holyoke Range in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. It is 1,014 feet (309 m) above sea level. It is part of the greater Metacomet Ridge that goes from Long Island Sound almost to the Vermont border.

Bare Mountain is in the towns of Amherst and South Hadley, Massachusetts.

  • Farnsworth, Elizabeth J. "Metacomet-Mattabesett Trail Natural Resource Assessment." 2004. PDF file. Cited Nov. 20, 2007.
  • "Amherst College Library Chronology". Cited from web Dec. 2, 2007.
  • The Metacomet-Monadnock Trail Guide. 9th Edition. The Appalachian Mountain Club. Amherst, Massachusetts, 1999.
  • Raymo, Chet and Maureen E. Written in Stone: A Geologic History of the Northeastern United States. Globe Pequot, Chester, Connecticut, 1989.

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