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Mt. Watatic
Ashburnham, MA

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.

Trail near Watatic summit

Mount Watatic is one of the highest peaks in Central Massachusetts. Once an alpine ski area, the summit offers strong views in almost every direction. Despite its summit elevation, the vertical is not overly challenging.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Watatic
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, September 4, 2006
Hike Commenced: 11:28 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,243'
Destination: Mt. Watatic
Ascent Commenced: 11:29 AM at Wapack/Midstate Trail trailhead
Summit Reached: 11:52 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,235'
Summit Elevation: 1,832'
Vertical Gain: 647'
Hike Ended: 12:29 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 812'



Wapack Trail near trailhead


Looking south-southeast at lower ledge of Mt. Watatic summit




Directions to trailhead: Take Route 101/119 North/West from Ashby, limited parking available at trailhead on right side of road (otherwise park on side of road).

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