Wachusett Mountain State Reservation Loop Trail

MODERATE 113 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.

2.9 miles 1207 feet 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.

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1 month ago

Nice winter hike to the summit! Shorter route is mountain house trail at end of Gregory road! Straight 1 mile up to top.

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2 months ago

Great view from top!

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3 months ago

Hiking anytime awesome
Hiking anytime with brothers and daughter priceless

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nice short hike, moderateley steep, good view from the summit!

4 months ago

The scenery was amazing even this late in the season.

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5 months ago

The well marked trails were a good workout. We did a 5 mile loop which of course took in the summit. My favorite time for hiking is in the fall when the foliage is in full color. I enjoy the peace and solitude of the trails and the scenic overlooks. Today, the trails were like Interstate 95 at rush hour. At times you had to wait on the side as lines of hikers past you coming from the opposite direction. The summit was disappointing as it was overcast and very hazy. Good scenic pics were out of the question. The crowds there also detracted from the moment. I think the bottom line is that the best time to hike this Mountain would be any day during the week if you want solitude. I will do this hike again someday (during the week) as there are many more trails I want to explore.

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5 months ago

Awesome trails, enjoy the nature.... beautiful view on the top of the summit. ✨

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