(WWLP) – Hiking is a healthy activity and especially enjoyable in the summer months. Many enjoy hiking with their dogs. Here is a list of hiking spots in western Massachusetts great for dogs to join their human hikers.

For example, Tim Fenton, a western Massachusetts resident, said about Peaked Mt. in Monson, “There’s a pond trail and the mountain trails. Easy to do both in a morning.” Paths are not always well suited for a dog but western Massachusetts has a plethora of options ranging in length, duration, and spanning in difficulty.

Here is a list of local trails available to owners and their dogs :

Trail NameLocationTrail LengthEstimated Hike Time
Mount Tom Traverse Holyoke3.4mi1hr40min
Bear Hole Reservoir Road Loop Watershed Land Park2.6mi56min
Mount Tom via New England Trail Mount Tom State Reservation3.9mi2hr9min
T. bagg, NeT/MM and Keystone Trail Mount Tom State Reservation5.2mi2hr46min
Bray Lake Loop Trail Rice Nature Preserve Trails Mount Holyoke Range State Park 1.9mi50 min
Goat Peak Lookout Trail Mount Tom State Reservation 1.5mi42min
T Bagg Trail Mount Tom State Reservation1.4mi50min
Southwick Rail Trail Westfield6.6mi2hr1m
Manhan rail trail: Millpond to East Northampton4.8mi1hr27min
Grace A. Robson Sanctuary Trail Westfield3mi1hr39min
Westfield River Trail Robinson State Park5.6mi2hr6min
Chumbawumba and Bear Hole Reservation Watershed Land Park7mi2hr41min
Mount Marcy Trail Wilbraham1.5mi49min
MA NET: Section 5 Holyoke4.3mi2hr5min
Small Waterfall Trail Robinson State Park2.9mi1hr3min
Rice Nature Preserve Trails Rice Nature Preserve3mi1hr 43min
Chesterfield GorgeChesterfield
Peaked Mt.Monson2mi1hr4min
Goat Rock TrailHampden Memorial Park2.6 mi1hr23min
Roller Coaster Loop Trail from Batchler StreetMount Holyoke Range State Park3.0mi1hr 10min
Bear MountainMount Holyoke Range State Park1.1mi49min
Mount Hitchcock, Summit HouseMount Holyoke Range State Park 13.5mi6h28min
Mount NorwottuckMount Holyoke Range State Park 2.3mi1hr25min
Mount Holyoke SummitSkinner State Park1.9 mi1h12min
Summit House via Taylor’s Notch TrailSkinner State Park2.2mi1hr23min
Rattlesnake Knob via M and M trail (White)Mount Holyoke Range State Park 3.9mi2hr22min
Rock House Reservation TrailRock House Reservation2.1mi55min
Buffumville Lake LoopCharlton6.7mi2hr6min
Contant Brook ReservoirMonson3.3mi1hr7min
Manhan Rail Trail: Ferry to SouthamptonEasthampton5mi1hr31min
Dufrense Loop TrailGranby2mi45min
Robinson State Park Extended LoopRobinson State Park10.2mi3h44min
Dinosaur Footprints Trail Holyoke .2mi4min
Chicopee Paved Trail Chicopee Memorial State Park2.6mi57min
Alton’s Way, White Cedar, Coleman CoveMcDonald Nature Preserve 4.4mi1hr20min
Thayer Brook Conservation AreaThayer Brook Conservation Area 2.5mi1hr2min
Cold Spring TrailHerman Covey Wildlife Management Area2.7mi1h7min
Koala Trail Loop Facing Rock Wildlife Management Area4.2mi1hr38min
Keystone Extension Loop via Quarry Trail Mount Tom State Reservation1.5mi33min
Facing Rock and High Hill Loop Facing Rock Wildlife Management Area 8.3mi3hr21min
Jefferson Peak Loop via Bridle RoadFacing Rock Wildlife Management Area 3.4mi1hr16min
MA MET: Section 3West Springfield3.2mi1h22min
Columbia Greenway Rail TrailWestfield6.1mi1hr52min
Twelve Mile Brook Recreation TrailTwelve Mile Brook Conservation Area1.9mi42min
Flynt Quarry Trail Monson 2.1mi57min
Crane Hill LoopTwelve Mile Brook Conservation Area 2mi1hr1min
Facing Rock LoopFacing Rock Wildlife Management Area 7.2mi2h43min
Universal Access, Kay Bee, KeystoneMount Tom State Reservation 3.8mi1hr49min
Oakland Trail WalkWilbraham1.1mi22min
Little Tom Mountain via Woodland TrailMount Tom State Reservation 1.3mi37min
Mount Vision LoopHampden1.7mi1hr4min
Fountain Park Trail Fountain Park1.7mi32min
Thayer Brook Easy LoopThayer Brook Conservation Area .5mi12min
Tekoa WMA and Westfield Reservoir Trail Tekoa Mountain Wildlife Management Area4.4mi2h9min

Some of these trails have water, making them great for dogs. The most important piece to remember about hiking with a dog, each trail is in nature, making it a healthy hobby for both parties.