Summit Mount Watatic via the Wapack Trail

Summit Mount Watatic via the Wapack Trail

Mount Watatic Parking Area

Distance

3 Miles

Elevation Gain

800 Feet

Activities

Photography, Running, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Gustavo Quiros

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

This is a moderate hike in Massachusetts, fairly close to Wachusett Mountain with a fraction of the people. It is a quick hike with great views and dog friendly.

Entering Mount Watatic in your GPS will take you to Rindge State Road (119), continue about two minutes down the road past where the GPS tells you.

on the Right hand side you will will see a sign for Mount Watatic Parking area or just enter in coordinates: 42.696796, -71.904521

You will begin the hike on the Wapack Trail and the loop takes you through part of the Midstate trail either going up or on the way back depending which part of the loop you take. The hike is moderate and some areas can be come a bit steep and muddy. 

Watatic can be hiked in the winter just be sure to bring snowshoes .

Once at the top you can enjoy 360 views of northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire as well as Wachusett Mountain in the distance. 

Mount Watatic is Dog friendly they just ask that your pet be kept on a leash. 

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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This is a great short hike with a high effort to reward ratio. On a clear day you will be able to see the Boston skyline. A few parts may be a little steep or slick for novice hikers, but at a moderate pace, you could be at the summit in about 35-40 minutes. Well worth it.

Distance

3 Miles

Elevation Gain

800 Feet

Activities

Photography, Running, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Gustavo Quiros

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