Midstate Trail

Bragg Hill, Massachusetts

Distance17.7mi
Elevation Gain206ft
Trailhead Elevation915ft
Top971ft
Elevation Min/Max882/971ft
Elevation Start/End915/915ft

Midstate Trail

Midstate Trail is a hiking trail in Worcester County, Massachusetts. It is within Redemption Rock, Leominster State Forest, Bragg Hill, Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, and Schenk Farm. It is 17.7 miles long and begins at 915 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 206 feet. The Redemption Rock (elevation 915 feet) and Glacial Boulder stones, Fisher Hill (elevation 1,535 feet), Mount Hunger (elevation 1,440 feet), and Crow Hills (elevation 896 feet), the Ashburnham State Forest and Westminster State Forest forests, and Redemption Rock, Bragg Hill, and other conservations can be seen along the trail. There are also parking, an information board, viewpoints, a picnic site, and an information guidepost along the trail. The trail ends near Nutting Hill (elevation 1,611 feet). This trail connects with the following: Wapack Trail and Midstate Trail Connector.

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Hiking Massachusetts (Falcon Guides)
Benjamin B. Ames
"Narrow dirt paths give way to steep, rocky trails as this section climbs from a bird sanctuary to Mount Wachusett and the Crow Hill Ledges before finishing the day 11.2 miles later at MA 2."

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7/14/2006
We hiked a portion of the Midstate Trail from Redemption Rock south, looping around the summit of Wachusett mountain, and back again. It was an excellent hike, with beautiful pine forests near Redemption Rock, a marshy meadow leading to the ski area at Wachusett, then a well maintanined loop to the summit and back. Beware that the trail is quite overgrown and nearly invisible through the meadow along Route 140 just North of the ski area. The yellow triangle marks are still clearly visible on the trees, but you need to bushwack through the bushes and thorns for a couple hundred feet or so. Also at the ski area you need to cross the parking lot to reach the trailhead on the other side.
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Trail Information

Bragg Hill
Nearby City
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
Parks
Skiing
Additional Use
Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton; (978) 464-2712
Local Contacts
USGS Sterling, MA
Local Maps

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