Wachusett Mountain State Reservation Loop Trail

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Wachusett Mountain State Reservation Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Princeton, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1207 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

skiing

snowboarding

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

forest

views

wildlife

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Rising above the surrounding forest to a height of 2006 feet, Mount Wachusett stands as a unique landmark within the central New England landscape. From the summit, a clear day reveals views of Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire, the Berkshires to the west, and the Boston skyline to the east. The 3,000-acre Wachusett Mountain State Reservation surrounds the summit and offers a wealth of natural and recreational resources. The Reservation's natural resources include forests, alpine meadows, ponds, streams, fields, and even a perched bog. Recreational opportunities abound at the reservation including hiking, nature study, hawk watching, picnicking, and skiing. The Reservation offers 17 miles of hiking and walking trails.

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Recommend parking at visitor's center then taking the Donboro Trail--> Balance Rock --> Old Indian --> *Summit* --> Loop Trail back to parking lot. Gives you summit toward the end, something to look forward to! Views were truly spectacular, could see all the way from Mt Greylock to Mt Monadnock to Boston. Trails were well marked and clear. Food afterwards: Princeton Pizza House!

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what a nice relaxing hike. nice day. i always fight going to wachesset but when i get there i all ways enjoy it. thank you for another great walk in the woods.

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A perfect weather day! Although the park was busy, this hike kept us off the more popular trails until the decent down Pine Hill Trail. There is quite a bit of elevation gained that is given back before hitting the summit, so expect some climbing. The final push to the summit is pretty steep but manageable. My 13 y/o daughter loved it. My 10 y/o was pushed quite a bit. We are definitely going back again and will try a different loop. The park rangers were a tremendous help as well...I recommend you talk with them prior to taking off.

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