Wachusett Mountain State Reservation Loop Trail

MODERATE 149 reviews

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

rocky

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.

8 days ago

No trash. Friendly people. Cloudy day but still a great hike!

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26 days ago

Went up the mountain today in the rain, it was misty yet peaceful with only a couple other hikers

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28 days ago

Went on Sunday before Memorial Day, and it was PACKED. Would not recommend. I did Balance Rock trail from the parking lot and connected to Old Indian Trail. It was cool to walk across 3 of the ski trails. At once point you cross a crosswalk along the auto road which was quite lame... and from there, the trail gets STEEP. I got caught up in quite a crowd of people on the steepest part. Not ideal. Also, very buggy and muddy. Overall, not my favorite hike, but for MA, not bad I guess...

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1 month ago

Nice short hike. Great to get a friend or family member into hiking or a good first hike of the year (before legs are in shape). Unfortunately we had overcast skies and didn't get to enjoy the view from the top.

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