Summit Mount Watatic via the Wapack Trail

3 Miles Round Trip - 800 ft gain - Loop Trail

Mount Watatic Parking Area - Search Nearby - Added by Gustavo Quiros

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. 

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Photography
Running
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

Details

3 Miles
800 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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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.