Wachusett Mountain via Balance Rock, Old Indian, and Semuhenna Trail Loop

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Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

Wachusett Mountain via Balance Rock, Old Indian, and Semuhenna Trail Loop is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Westminster, Massachusetts that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until November.

Length3.9 miElevation gain1,082 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingrunningForestViews
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NOTE: For the winter 2020 season, hikers are not able to park at the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area parking lot due to an increased skier demand. All vehicles using the lot will need to have a valid lift ticket or ski pass. Please park down the street at the Bolton Road Parking Lot.

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Catherine Valley
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Hiking

Started at Bolton Pond Trail. (Parked on the side of the road with out 5 other cars). You could still see leaves on the ground and everything was pretty wet. At Balanced Rock went clockwise up Old Indian Trail to the summit. Crossed 3 ski slopes so be careful and yield to the skiers. Went up to the tower which overlooks all of Massachusetts. The view was pretty good considering it was a little overcast.. Went down Harrington which was extremely slushy and slippery. Glad I had my poles. Once we got to Semuhenna it wasn't as bad. Alltrails said it was 4.5 miles. Spikes came in handy.

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Ron Thompson
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Hiking

Great snowy hike. Definitely recommend microspikes, saw some folks snowshoeing but not required with the depth of snow Sunday AM. Note on direction: Recommend go clockwise/stick to the right trail as the left one goes on the actual ski runs and you'll find yourself running across trying to avoid skiers.

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Paul Gallagher III
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Chris Poole
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Muddy with running water in most parts of Mountain House. Trekking poles and good boots for sure helped here today. Lots of people out.

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Suzanne Maher
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Loved it..., muddy in parts easiest trail at wachusett I’ve found!

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Katie Ralph
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nicole primpas
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Awesome morning for a walk. Went early only saw 2 others on the trails!

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Dave Stuyniski
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Taryn Cahill
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Hiking

Good hike. Took a right at one point at ended up on different more difficult trail that took longer. Very steep parts but a great workout.

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Claire Marka
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Steven Wald
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Dan BW
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Hiking

too crowded

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E Samuel
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Hiking

Nice trek for a cool clear day

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Oscar Cheung
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Nick Copley
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Randall Miller
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Hiking

Beautiful loop trail. Mild grades

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Kristine Smith
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Nicole Collins
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Trail was well marked. Muddy and lots of leaves because it’s the fall and that’s only natural. Great easy to moderate trails. Lot of people on weekend but that is to be expected. Plan accordingly.

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Bear Ryan
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Hiking

Way too many slow people

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Emma V
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Paul Charest
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Dave Feit
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A bit crowded but really nice. Views OK

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Karen Rideout
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Beautiful day but v crowded. Best part was Josti’s Vista. Nice quiet spot before you reach the top.

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Zack Littleson
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Hiking

Pretty cool. Favorite part was Josti’s Vista right of the trail before the top of the mountain. Awesome view and we were the only ones there

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Sam Bryant
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Jill Cavanaugh
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Arthur Comer
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Kendall Rasmussen
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Andrea Heneghan
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