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Mount Watatic Trail
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Midstate Trail: Northbound Day Nine
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

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Mount Watatic Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

good 4 hr hike for a beginner of 71 yrs.

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Mount Watatic Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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The Wapack Trail
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16 Completed 7 Reviews

Be warned, this will take a lot longer than you think! Yes, it's 21.4 miles so it's going to be long. However, with the constant change in terrain and elevation, the speed of your hike will be very slow, and at times, very in enjoyable. With all that said, there are some very great scenic spots along this long trail. Not something I would do all the time, but I would probably do it again next year.

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Mount Watatic Trail
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

This was the first hike I took my son on and it was perfect! We will be doing this again soon!

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Mount Watatic Trail
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30 Completed 9 Reviews

This hike technically starts at the parking area on Rte 119 in Ashburnham, MA across from Old Pierce Rd. and is the southern trail-head for the Wapack Trail ( a contraction of Watatic and North Pack Monadnock coined by the trail's founders in 1922) whose terminus is 21.9 mi. north at the northern base of North Pack Monadnock. The 3 mile loop referred to herein begins at the parking lot on Rte. 119, and ascends gradually the southwest slopes of Watatic. At .3 mi. the trail intersects with the State Line Trail, which bears left and re-connects with the Wapack .9 mi north; but the preferred way to the summit is right, on the Wapack Trail. It is a short distance up, mostly traversing the slope, over rock ledges and along a stone wall. The footing is sure, but the trail is moderate at times: it is not easy all the way up. The summit is achieved via pretty, grassy edged paths which have leveled off once there. Beautiful views for a 1,800 ft. summit, and less than a half mile to the east, a protruding additional lower peak, East Watatic provides even better views: Wachusett to the west, Temple, Pack Monadnock and North Pack Monadnock to the northwest. The return loop brings you back over the true summit and down the north elbow of the Wapack Trail over Nutting Hill Ledge (1.0 mi.), which has varied and very pretty terrain, to the intersection of State Line Trail (bears left off Wapack) which takes you .9 mi. south back to the trailhead on Rte. 119. With a leisurely lunch on the eastern peak, a wonderful 3 hour hike!

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Mount Watatic Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great day hike with fantastic views! Gets a little crowded, so avoid weekends or start later than 1pm

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Mount Watatic Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

It's a great trail, but the map is way off. The marker is a couple of hundred yards from the parking lot & trailhead.

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Mount Watatic Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike for everyone! Not very challenging, and yet the reward at the apex is a wonderful vista. Took us 3hrs & 15mins going relatively slow and stopping a few times for stretching and snacks.

If you are out of shape, you could still do this hike and really enjoy the whole experience.