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Hike Worcester Challenge

Take the Hike Worcester Challenge! Enjoy a series of hikes that get you out & exploring the landscape! Experience the variety of habitats and natural areas of Worcester!

Complete all 10 hikes to be eligible for a commemorative patch ($5 S&H). We encourage hikers to post photos on social media from the hikes with the tag: #hikeworcester


Those who complete the challenge will be listed here on the Roll of Members of the Hike Worcester Challenge (unless they wish to remain anonymous!) and are then eligible to receive a special patch acknowledging their accomplishment!


How do you do it? Hike the trails (note the time, date, and duration of each hike) & fill out the form below to let us know! We’ll proclaim your bragging rights & then you are eligible for a patch of your own!


WRTA & the Hike Worcester Challenge

View the Roll of Members of the Hike Worcester Challenge!

Completed Challenge Form (click to launch)

Participants must complete 10 of the following 11 hikes to complete the challenge:

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Park on Asnebumskit Road at the trail sign near the summit and walk north to South Street, Holden parking area, OR hike the reverse uphill. Asnebumskit HWC Information

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Bovenzi Conservation Area
Start at the end of Maravista Road and hike a loop of the hill, and out and back to Marchen Drive Trailhead. Bovenzi HWC Information

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Cascading Waters to Rte 122 Howe’s Famstand, Take the Cascades Trail to Silver Spring to Meadow Ridge to Silver Spring Trail to Cascades Trail to Cascading Waters.
Cascades HWC Information

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Crow Hill
Starting at the formal trail head across from the Ecotarium and followg the Silver Trail to the summit, loop below summit, and return.
Crow Hill HWC Information

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East Side Trail
Start from Shrewsbury Street to Lake Quinsignamond. This hike has some challenging terrain (slope from Shrewsbury Street and scramble from Belmont Street) and length (3.1 mi.) But it is absolutely a great experience!
East Side Trail HWC Information

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God’s Acre and Tetasset Ridge
Start at the Esper Ave. parking area trailhead and hike either the south loop to Deed Rock, the north loop to Fowler Gorge, or both as a T.
God’s Acre HWC Information

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Holbrook to Donker Farm
This can be hiked in either direction: Salisbury Street trailhead parking following blue blazes to Donker Farm trailhead parking.
Holbrook to Donker HWC Information

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Kettle Brook
A little tricky! Turn onto McCarthy Ave. off of Rte 9 on the Leicester-Worcester Line and cross the bridge. Turn left onto Brook Street, then, on the left, park in front of the forest gate.
Kettle Brook HWC Information

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Nick’s Woods
Park at Stetson Road off Brattle Street, Walk north on Brattle and cross to Smith Lane, and down Smith Lane, then down the cart path to the left. Hike across bridge. Go by the boulders, across the broken dam, up the road to the pine glen, then back down to the cart road as a loop.
Nick’s HWC Information

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Southwick Pond
Hike from Walbridge Street trailhead, looping through the conservation area, to Muir Meadow, to Rte 122 (across from Howe’s Farm Stand)
Southwick HWC Information

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ALTERNATE: Moreland Woods
Hike the loop from the Orrison Street entrance. Moreland HWC Information

Trail Maps for Challenge

.PDF of Challenge Trail Maps


Roll of Members


Isabel, Sofia, Beatriz, Alvaro & Alejandra Alonso

Eric Chu

Jane Gentile

Gracia G. Casey

Michelle Ann Gour

Dana Booth

Sue & John Tarasiak

Jackie Lynn

Katya Maiser


Worcester, MA

Boston, MA

Northbridge, MA

Whitinisville, MA

Worcester, MA

Paxton, MA

Charlton, MA

Worcester, MA

Holden, MA


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