Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Wachusett Mountain State Reservation with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Well marked and snow covered trail, beautiful. I was short on time so I did Bicentennial to pine and back down Mountain House to the visitors center. I wore microspikes for a good run downhill

Well marked trail with a few spots to stop and relax w/picnic tables. Parking is easy to find and the trail starts right across the street. I will be going back when I have more time to explore.

Challenging at least for me but in a good way nice work out good scenery

Really cute small hike! The top is pretty crowded but plenty of space and views! Fun to do with friends!

Great hike for a beginner with a little taste for adventure. Lots of rocky passes and interesting cut throughs. We took old Indian trail to the summit and then Harrington back down which was rocky and a bit slick in the rain we encountered. Very well maintained and only ran into ten to fifteen fellow hikers.

this trail would get a solid 5 stars if I didn't have to cross a crosswalk in the middle of my hike!! still, it was a great hike with a moderately tough,rocky terrain, and beautiful views.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

I love this trail and so does my daughter. We have taken little ones and teenagers here and all have enjoyed themselves. They have a bird feeder station outside the main building,restrooms,activity center, sheep and a frog pond. There are glacial boulders,streams,marshes and a beaver and otter pond. You can rent kayaks to go out on the beaver pond. Lots of birds and wildlife to see. You do have to watch out for ticks because there are meadows to walk through but that is an issue wherever you hike.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Really nice hike. My wife and I did this on February 20th. It was a warm day for February and a lot of people were out. Parking is easy to find next to Gregory Rd. and trail head is across the street.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Went on a snowy day in January and the hike was outstanding! Trail is well marked and can be very icy! Great trail for all levels.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A local favorite, takes about 30 mins to get to top with a minute rest or two in there during the real steep parts of the trail.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fun trail with some rocky inclines at the start. Intersects with Old Indian Trail to lead to the summit. We took a bunch of different trails zigzagging up and down the Mt as an alternative way back to West Side Trail.

Beautiful trial! !!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Engaging rocky accent with plenty of breaks on West Side trail. We took Harrington back down to West Side road which was the perfect cool down.

great short moderate trail. Some rocky areas, but not difficult.

This is one of my favorite routes up Wachusett, going further down on Westminster Road, past Echo Lake Trail you will find a great trail head with a decent parking lot across the way. Light foot traffic until you reach Old Indian Trail which intersects about 3/4 of the way up.

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