Up & down Wachusett before breakfast!

Canceled

Wachusett Mountain Visitor Center

345 Mountain Road · Princeton, MA

How to find us

I have a brown Subaru Forester. My cell phone is 720-273-3594

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Details

Please be on time...meet at 6:45 in the parking lot!

Meet at the Visitor Center on Mountain Road. We'll take the Pine Hill trail up and the Mountain House trail and Loop trails back down.

Total distance: About 1.5 miles
Elevation: 2006
Gain: 600 feet (steep, but short!)
Tortoise time: About 1.5 hours - longer if we hang out at the summit.
Good hike for kids.
No dogs this time.

Wear sturdy boots or shoes. Dress in layers. At least 2 liters of water and a snack! (I plan on bringing OJ and a bagel with cream cheese for a summit breakfast!) Bug spray, sun block and a hat. I always use hiking poles.

Trail map HERE. https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/12/xg/wachusett.pdf

NOTE: Hike will go on in cloudy or foggy weather. Thunderstorms or otherwise disgusting weather will cancel.

Park Directions
The reservation is located in north central Massachusetts.
From the East/Northeast/Southeast
Take I-495 to exit 29, Rt. 2 west.
Take Rt. 2 west to exit 25, Rt. 140 south.
At the top of the exit ramp take a right onto Rt. 140 south.
Drive 2.1 miles on Rt. 140 south and take a right onto Mile Hill Rd.
Drive 0.5 mile on Mile Hill Rd to a split in the road, take left fork onto Mountain Rd.
Drive 1.25 miles on Mountain Rd.
Park entrance is on right.

OR

Take 1-90 (MA PIKE) west to exit 10, I-290 north.
Drive 7.3 miles on I-290 north to exit 19, I-190 north.
Drive 9 miles on I-190 north to exit 5, Rt. 140 north.
Drive 9.3 miles on Rt. 140 north and take a left onto Mile Hill Rd.
Drive 0.5 mile on Mile Hill Rd to a split in the road, bear left at fork onto Mountain Rd.
Drive 1.25 miles on Mountain Rd.
Park entrance is on right.

From the West/Northwest
Take I-91 to Exit 27, Rt. 2 east.
Drive 31 miles on Rt. 2 east to exit 25, Rt. 140 south.
Take Rt. 2 east to exit 25, Rt. 140 south.
At the top of the exit ramp take a left onto Rt. 140 south.
Drive 2.1 miles on Rt. 140 south and take a right onto Mile Hill Rd.
Drive 0.5 mile on Mile Hill Rd to a split in the road bear left at fork onto Mountain Rd.
Drive 1.25 miles on Mountain Rd.
Park entrance is on right.

From the Southwest
Take I-90 (MA PIKE) east to Exit 10, I-290 north.
Drive 7.3 miles on I-290 north to exit 19, I-190 north.
Drive 9 miles on I-190 north to exit 5, Rt. 140 north.
Drive 9.3 miles on Rt. 140 north and take a left onto Mile Hill Rd.
Drive 0.5 mile on Mile Hill Rd to a split in the road, bear left at fork onto Mountain Rd.
Drive 1.25 miles on Mountain Rd.
Park entrance is on right.