Wachusett Mountain West Side Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Wachusett Mountain West Side Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Westminster, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.7 miles
807 feet

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


4 months ago

Well marked trail with a few spots to stop and relax w/picnic tables. Parking is easy to find and the trail starts right across the street. I will be going back when I have more time to explore.

5 months ago

Challenging at least for me but in a good way nice work out good scenery

11 months ago

Great hike for a beginner with a little taste for adventure. Lots of rocky passes and interesting cut throughs. We took old Indian trail to the summit and then Harrington back down which was rocky and a bit slick in the rain we encountered. Very well maintained and only ran into ten to fifteen fellow hikers.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

this trail would get a solid 5 stars if I didn't have to cross a crosswalk in the middle of my hike!! still, it was a great hike with a moderately tough,rocky terrain, and beautiful views.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Went on a snowy day in January and the hike was outstanding! Trail is well marked and can be very icy! Great trail for all levels.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fun trail with some rocky inclines at the start. Intersects with Old Indian Trail to lead to the summit. We took a bunch of different trails zigzagging up and down the Mt as an alternative way back to West Side Trail.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Engaging rocky accent with plenty of breaks on West Side trail. We took Harrington back down to West Side road which was the perfect cool down.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

great short moderate trail. Some rocky areas, but not difficult.

Friday, May 13, 2016

This is one of my favorite routes up Wachusett, going further down on Westminster Road, past Echo Lake Trail you will find a great trail head with a decent parking lot across the way. Light foot traffic until you reach Old Indian Trail which intersects about 3/4 of the way up.

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