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Wachusett Mountain: Old Indian, Stage Coach, Bicentennial Trails

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Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

Wachusett Mountain: Old Indian, Stage Coach, Bicentennial Trails is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Princeton, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,151 feet Route Type: Loop

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This loop is a combination trail of many interconnected trails at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation. There are many other trails to connect to to shorten or lengthen your journey. Trails in this loop include: Bicentennial Trail pine Hill Trail Old Indian Trail West Side Trail Semuhenna Trail Windmill Trail Stage Coach Trail Echo Lake Trail Echo Lake Road High Meadow back to Bicentennial Trail

It was nice for my first solo hike, but parts of it are not well marked

hiking
2 days ago

Used this trail to descend. Completely shaded so it was nice and cool on a hot day for hiking

8 days ago

tough climb to the top. with good views . the trails around the rest of the park was the highlight . i.would reccomend mount watatic as a better hike of a similar level . still was good .lots of orange salamanders or Geckos . lots of parking june 2020

hiking
25 days ago

Glorious!! But it’ll kick your bum. If you haven’t been doing your stair-master lately definitely DRIVE up there.

hiking
1 month ago

very enjoyable trail hike. not very challenging (which was great for my first hike of the year, and my dog) decent view from the top of the mountain. a LOT of people on all the trails. i ended up hiking 6 miles on multiple trails. very enjoyable. not too buggy (i had spray on).. but protect yourself against ticks...

Nice view but buggy. Met 2 friendly snakes on Haritton trail. There is a falling power line on High Meadle trail, i think it is too much to take a risk of being electrocuted. Overall, cool trail, hope there are more shade on the way up the summit

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muddy
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Great views but unfortunately many people that were not social distancing or wearing masks. Several rocky spots that require carefully maneuvering but overall I would say the trails around Wachusett are easy-moderate. The great thing about these trails are that they all cross each other so you can make your hike as long as you want.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a fun, quick, day hike. All the trails differ in difficulty, so you can pick one that allows you to walk the whole way like Old Indian or something harder like Harrington. This is also a fun mountain to explore different trails, as there are scenic/ picnic areas all over. We found it was a little buggy but its the outdoors sooo.

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bugs
2 months ago

what an amazing place! perfect for a quick hike or you could make a day of it with its many trails.

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bugs
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snow
2 months ago

We had a fantastic hike! Pet friendly, kids loved it and the best part is that there was still some snow left over so we enjoyed the pretend ski on the way down. Look forward to coming back!

hiking
2 months ago

Ok trail. Way too many people to practice any social distancing. Lots of families and didn’t feel remote. We actually left after reaching the summit because it was too crowded. Views are OK, but the trail was pretty. Might be a better hike for when people are back to work.

Easy end of moderate. Lots of flat areas and crowds near the mountain. Views were just ok but nice trail overall

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icy
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rocky
2 months ago

Great hiking moderate also good for dogs.

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