Wachusett Reservoir and Reservation Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

Wachusett Reservoir and Reservation Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boylston, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
154 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

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6 days ago

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1 month ago

Very quiet trail not well marked and overgrown easy trail to walk for kids.

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1 month ago

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4 months ago

Some pictures of this posting, especially with the views are from a different trail Wachusett Mountain Reservation, however the directions are for Wachusett Reservoir.

4 months ago

I wish there was more places to view the reservoir

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

Nice trail. We went off it a bit and did a loop around the peninsula. Getting through was not bad with the exception of brushes.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

Only street parking available here. There are a lot of gates and entry points all over the reservoir but this one isn't the easiest to access due to parking.

hiking
11 months ago

We entered gate # 8 across the street from Cross St on route 70. We hiked for about 2 hrs on the trails and covered about 5.5 miles. Trails were easy to moderate with a mix of short but steep uphills and some longer more gradual up and downhills. We crossed over to the trails behind Tahanto Regional HS and followed trails along the waters edge ( where they use to run the Deer Run Trail Race). These were challenging and narrow. Most trails were old logging roads though. Many trails were down to water and back off of a central beetleback trail. Great spot for Nordic skiing in winter.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

I live in Holden and this is a great little gem close to my home! Some of the trails are a bit busy, but there are tons of routes one can take! There are trails you can take to escape the hustle and bustle! I would rate it as easy!

Saturday, September 03, 2016

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Always love this mountain! Close to home ! Always beautiful at the top -( of course painted sky)great starter for people training to hike more mountains !