Worcester County High Point Trip Report

Wachusett Mtn

Date: November 24, 2000
Author: Denis Hanson

winter route

The park road is closed and the ski area is in operation. We parked at the visitor center on Mountain Road. (Follow signs to the ski area, then keep driving past it up the hill. The visitor center is at the start of the road to the summit.) Pick up a free trail map.

We followed the Pine Hill trail 0.75 mi. (650' gain) to the summit. It was clear and cold, so from the summit Boston's skyscrapers, Stratton Mt in Vermont, and Mt Greylock in the Berkshires were visible. It was also interesting to be standing on a snow-less summit, being pelted with fine snow from the ski area's snowmaking equipment, looking at teenagers snowboarding below us.

We returned by the Harrington, Link, Mountain House, Loop, and Bicentennial Trails - 1.25 miles. The mountain is obviously well trailed.