Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Crow Hill, Wachusett Mountain, MA
Trails: Crow Hill Trail, Midstate Trail, Balance Rock Trail, Semuhenna Trail, West Side Trail, Old Indian Trail, Mountain House Trail, Loop Trail, Bicentennial Trail, Donbrowo Trail, Midstate Trail, Crow Hill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 6, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Princeton Lot at Leominster State Forest at about 10:00, returned at about 3:30. There was plenty of space available in the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few very easy ones on Midstate Trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were in great condition. Midstate Trail is extremely well marked, with both yellow blazes and plastic yellow trail signs. Nevertheless, I inadvertently got off the trail multiple times (especially on the return from Wachusett to Leominster) because all the leaves made it hard to see the footway in many places. And one time I got turned around and walked about 1/2 mile in the wrong direction, then had to double back. No idea how that happened. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few. These are good trails for dogs. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Trails were very clean, but I picked up a couple of pieces of trash. 
Comments: A longer way to hike Wachusett. The Midstate Trail between Leominster and Wachusett was very enjoyable. It's a nice woods walk with an attractive forest, some steep ups and downs, stone walls, and one nice view of Wachusett. It makes me want to do the whole trail. Of course there were other hikers on Wachusett Mt, but far fewer than I expected to see on this beautiful Friday. It wasn't crowded by any means. Didn't see anyone else on the Midstate Trail in the morning between Leominster and Wachusett, and saw only a few on the return trip in the afternoon. Total distance (including the navigation error) was about 12 miles with 2500 feet of gain.  
Name: BC 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-07 
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