Mount Watatic and Nutting Hill via Wapack Trail

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Mount Watatic and Nutting Hill via Wapack Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ashburnham, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
866 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

icy at times, had to stay left or right of trail. had to go slow. alaways a fun hike.

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1 month ago

Amazing hike up Mount Watatic, a little strenuous but a very nice view from the peak. You can even see the Boston Skyline from the top of the second peak

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3 months ago

Easy side of moderate with lots of roots, mud, flat rocks.

3 months ago

Excellent trail, very people and dog friendly. Hike it early as it gets quite busy after 11, especially on weekends. A very moderate hike that can be made in under two hours. Take the few extra minute to go to East side of peak to get a nicer view to the east. Mt. Wachusetts is prominent to the South, but you have to find just the right spot to see Monadnock to the West. Lots of hawks during migrating seasons.

4 months ago

Took the clockwise loop up Midstate to Wapack... less steep. Couldn’t see a view from Nuttings Hill but the views from Watatic were very good. I was the only person on the peak when I arrived, 9:30 on a Wednesday, but the parking lot was filling up as I was leaving. Definitely one of the better views in Ma. Trails can be very confusing without a GPS. A few more signs at the various junctions would be helpful.

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4 months ago

Did the Wapack trail on Saturday. Nice steep climb and beautiful views!

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5 months ago

One of the best easy hikes around. Used to always do an out and back trail up Watatic, but I tried this a few weeks ago and again yesterday, and it was great! My hiking partners liked this loop better both times.

Good cardio workout for sure

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5 months ago

I'm biased since this has been in my back yard since I was born.

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6 months ago

Love this trail!! I did about 4 or 5 sunrise hikes here in July and I have nothing but good things to say about the trail and the view at the top!
There is a couple very very rocky sections but the majority is a nice dirt trail

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7 months ago

Very nice hike and a good cardio workout. The view on the top was breathtaking!

7 months ago

Loved this trail! Beautiful 360 view on a treeless summit upon Mt Watatic. The hike up was steep to the mountain with roots, rocks, and pine straw. The second summit down was the best view. You could see everything, even Boston!

7 months ago

Nice hike, close to Boston. It was surprisingly buggy for June, but nothing a little bug spray couldn't fix.

8 months ago

nice loop hike with decent views. can add additional miles by following trails to NH state line and beyond

So Fun! Easy but a nice challenge too! Great place to hang out and slow down, enjoy the view!

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8 months ago

Pretty crowded even around dinner time on Sunday. BUGGY! Views are decent, lots of gorgeous ferns.

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8 months ago

Hiked May 26, lovely wildflowers along the trails-- lady slippers, trillium, yellow blue bead lilies, starflowers - nice view from summit, bit muddy in spring

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8 months ago

Great short hike that gives you enough of an elevation gain to consider it your exercise for the day. On the weekends it can get very crowded, but during the weekdays you can enjoy the beautiful view virtually alone. I suggest staying to the left when you encounter the first fork in the trail. The trail marker says to go right for the summit, but they both get you to the same place and I prefer the trail to the left.

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8 months ago

Short hike with an AMAZING view! Trail markings on the way down were a little confusing.

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8 months ago

Great, short, moderate hike (about 1.5 - 2 hours) that's well marked and easy to follow.

8 months ago

was well marked and had a descent elevation. the summit seemed very spread out and unfortunately view points were too crowded with climbers today. got visited by a hawk which made up for the lack of views.

9 months ago

10 months ago

April 5, 2018, still icy, bring your spikes! Many thanks to whomever took the time to make the drawing showing the various mountains in the distance and their compass points.

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10 months ago

Great early morning hike after 1-2 inches of fresh snow. Not a strenuous hike at all...brought the dogs. Nice view from the top. Will try this again in the spring - would recommend for anyone looking for a short hike (around 2 hours).

11 months ago

Awesome hike! Beautiful trails and 300 degree view from the top..my 5 year old with a lil motivation and carrying up a few yards here and there was able to get to the summit..will def be hiking here again

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Nice little hike and amazing reward when reaching the summit. Wear spikes and this is an easier climb in the ice than it is in summer when wet and slippery .

Friday, December 01, 2017

Nice surprise. A moderate 1.25 mile hike up to the summit where there was a rocky outlook with a 300 degree view including the north side of Mt. Wachusett.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

met up with 11 of my outdoor loving friends to hike this trail on the day after thanksgiving. quick hike with a bit of elevation gain. wonderful views from the top. easy to follow trail & blazes. highly recommended! after your hike, drive 45 min south to stone cow brewery for some delicious beer, sandwiches, homemade ice cream, and a gorgeous barn interior with games and a cozy fire.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Really nice, pretty easy hike. Enough to feel like you accomplished something without being too exhausting. It was great on a very cold, windy day because it is somewhat sheltered. Nice views from the top!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

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