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Princeton, MA, and Westminster, MA
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Balance Rock Trail
We had pretty bad timing for this hike - just as we began our ascent, a large system of clouds moved over the area, making a previously clear and picturesque day not so clear and picturesque. We started at the ski area base and took a very leisurely stroll up the Balance Rock and Old Indian trails to the summit.
With the exception of one moderately steep section toward the end of the Old Indian Trail, this is a very easy hike. The bare (read paved) summit allows for near 360 degree views.
Getting To Trailhead:
||Sunday, October 15, 2006|
||11:40 AM at Balance Rock Trail trailhead|
|Hike Vertical Gain:
Balance Rock Trail trailhead
Wachusett summit, looking east at Boston (left) and the Blue Hills (right)
Directions to trailhead: Drive up to the top parking lot at the ski area. Trailhead is to the right of the base area complex (to the left of Maintenance).
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