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Great wooded trail to a few overlooks with great scenery. Very quiet. Didn’t see anyone else and did about half the trail, before turning around to get out of the mosquitos Will definitely do it again.

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rocky
1 month ago

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over grown
rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Variety of difficulty.

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muddy
4 months ago

It's pretty muddy, some areas were basically hiking in a shallow creek/drainage ditch. With waterproof boots it's fine though but you'll definitely have to give the dog a bath. Most of the trails are extremely clear and well marked, even with distances to next intersection, but there are a few intersections on the edges that were unclear. The view area is nice but most of the summit is tree covered, so there aren't many places to see views. There were lots of nice birds, plants, moss, and bugs, though the amount of little flying bugs out now + the amount of standing water and little ponds leads me to suspect there will be quite buggy later in the season.

Early spring hike but on a warm day so really enjoyed it! Walked about a six mile loop turning down to see the quarry from the south peak on the way back. A few small climbs but good for early spring when Watatic/Monadnock etc. are still icy. Only a handful of other people out there and quite a nice little trail system -- very well marked! Will try to return when the laurels are in bloom. Ample parking and easy access off route 2.

Lots of mountain laurel, birch, moss - easy hiking

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snow
5 months ago

Monoosnoc offers a nice hike. I only did the Bayberry loop (blue to yellow to blue) from Wachusett St

The trail is very well marked and there are post markers along the way. Trail is hilly at times, really got my blood flowing. Towards the end of the trail I could see the reservoir but had to cut thru the trees and bushes to actually see it. The trail continues after the reservoir, not sure if where I turned around was where the map shows the turn around point. It was very quiet on the trail during my 5 hours hiking I only saw 5 other people.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hiked a 3+ mile variation of this loop today. A few short section with water and mud and even some ice. All these easy to circumnavigate. Rate this easy for any experienced hiker and would give four stars on a cold snowy day or warm sunny day. One scenic overlook. Less than 500 feet of elevation gain. Nice walk through the woods. Disappointed to find so much trash at the overlook. No time for idiots who carry in and don’t carry out.

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1 month ago

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