Knuckup Hill

Posted By on November 27, 2016

Knuckup Hill

2 miles; Wrentham, MA

This was a PCHC hike, and more of a social gathering than a real hike, although there was a hill, and the view was fantastic. It’s always great to get together with friends, and these are friends I made on the dreaded “social media.” Rather than isolating, I find social media a great way to connect with like-minded people. It’s easy! “Like” a few pages about things you love. Get involved in the conversation. If you like hiking, and I presume you do since you’re here, check out the Providence County Hiking Club on Facebook. If it seems like something you’d like to get involved with, send me a message (see sidebar on the left), and I’ll see what I can do to hook you up.

The Gang

The Gang

Here’s the gang, minus the guy behind the camera (and the guy behind the PCHC, in fact). Note the Warner Trail blaze just over my friend Marjorie’s head.

Hemlocks

Hemlocks

Now, about the hike. This spot is in Wrentham, Massachusetts, not far from the Wrentham State Forest (another “Hike I’d Like to Do” perhaps?). You access it from the parking lot of the Wrentham Senior Center, and most interestingly to me, it includes a short section of the 30-mile Warner Trail, which runs from Cumberland, Rhode Island, to Sharon, Mass. Stay tuned, as there are plans afoot to complete this whole trail.

Old Ski Slope

Old Ski Slope

And speaking of Diamond Hill, this property, like that one, is also the site of an old ski run. Here’s the slope.

Ski Mechanism

Ski Mechanism

Here is a shot of the old, uh, lift? Tow thing? I know zilch about skiing, as I have never had slabs of wood of any kind strapped to my feet for sliding on snow. And trust me, it’s not on my bucket list. This is the top of Knuckup Hill, which is about 410 feet.

The View

The View

And oh, goody! Another completely useless long-distance shot of something invisible on the far horizon! I’m sure that’s just what you all come to this blog to see, ammirite? But seriously, yes, you can see the Boston Skyline from here. Honest.

Trout Pond

Trout Pond

After coming back down from the summit of the hill, we picked up an old fire road to get back to the parking area, which passes by this lovely little pond called Trout Pond. No idea whether it actually has trout in it or not.

My Track (click for details)

My Track (click for details)

Here is my track, and yes, I forgot to turn on my gps app for about the first 2/10s of a mile. But from the north side of the Senior Center lot, look across the drive for the Warner Trail marker:

Warner Trail Marker

Warner Trail Marker

For more info on the Warner Trail, see the website. For info about Knuckup Hill, see my friend Marjorie’s book, Easy Walks in Massachusetts, or this nice pdf file put out by the town of Wrentham (Knuckup Hill is on page 26.) Trailhead: 42.052657, -71.326859; 400 Taunton St., Wrentham, MA.

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