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. 

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Snacks / Water
  • Camera
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RT Distance 3 Miles
Elevation Gain 800 Feet
Activities Photography, Running, Snowshoeing, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

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