Mount Watatic - Hiking
With short, strenuous climbs and an expansive view from its summit, Mount Watatic is a worthy destination for all Massachusetts hikers.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Though its trails are well-maintained and clearly-marked, the difficulty in hiking Mount Watatic comes from its elevation gain; for a relatively small peak, the 3.0-mile loop hike will get your heart pumping.
Time To Complete
30 minutes - 2 hours.
Summer visits to Watatic boast alpine fields of wild blueberries and a 360-degree vista of rolling green hills. Watatic is an obvious destination to admire New England's Fall foliage, and the wide trails are perfect for snowshoeing when they're freshly blanketed in snow during the Winter. A singular complaint is that there is often minor trail flooding and slippery rocks during the Spring and after a storm.