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Knuckup Hill – Wrentham

  • Knuckup Hill/Trout Pond
  • Taunton Street, Wrentham, MA
  • Trailhead: 42° 3’12.86″N, 71°19’45.24″W
  • Last Time Hiked: December 30, 2015
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.2 miles
  • Moderate due to hill.

These two hikes together as one will give you a nice little stroll just over a mile. First is Knuckup Hill, an old ski hill abandoned in the 1980’s. Starting from the Building Inspectors office building off of Taunton Street you first follow the fire road to the right of the building up the hill. The road winds up the hill and can be steep at times (especially during icy conditions). Soon you will see the remains of a ski lift tower on the right. Take the narrow path here and follow it to the overlook. On a clear day you will get a nice view of the Boston skyline. There are a few other trails that traverse over the top of the hill. Explore them! You will find the remains of a fireplace that once was part of the ski lodge. There is also a rather large boulder of note and two water towers. After exploring the hill, retrace your steps back to the Building Inspectors Office. Next is Trout Pond. To the left of the building is another fire road that leads down to the pond. There is a short loop trail that wraps around the pond. You may notice the white blazes of the Warner Trail here. For more information please see the book Easy Walks in Massachusetts.

TWRI-1230-4-Trout

Trout Pond in Winter

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