Wompatuck State Park

Hingham, Massachusetts 2043

Wompatuck State Park

Wompatuck State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Located just 35 minutes from downtown Boston, Wompatuck State Park has a long and rich history. Originally home to Chief Josiah Wompatuck and his people, the land was deeded by the chief to English settlers in 1665.

During World War II and the Korean War, the land was used as an ammunitions depot for the United States military. Today, the 3526-acre park provides opportunities for hiking, camping, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Unlike many other state parks, “Wompy” allows well-behaved dogs to explore the trails leash free. The mostly flat land divided by a number of abandoned paved roads and hiking trails offers a plethora of places to explore with your dog."

Wompatuck State Park Trip Reports

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9/12/2008
Nice mix of trails from beginner to technical with rocks, roots, deadfalls and all the trimmings! Just watch out for the deer, sometimes they dont hear you coming...
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8/15/2008
I rode here with a few friends and had a blast. We rode for 2.5 hours and was totally spent afterwards. There are some really technical areas and some fast downs and killer climbs.
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10/8/2006
This is a fun place to ride. I got confused at the turn "at four small pine trees and a tree with a white dot" turn left. Come to find out, all the trails are now marked and the trail map available at the visitors center is a full color work of art. Its a topo map as well so you can choose to work the hills or work around them. The trail junction markers are positioned so that when you are facing them you are facing north. (get the new trail map before the ride) The park was very clean, the people friendly and the fall colors are great. Note: this trail is set in the southern area of the park where hunting is allowed. Bicyclists are warned to be aware of hunting season and "wear blaze orange when appropriate." There is no hunting on Sundays. The rest of this park begs to be explored.
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4/7/2002
I don't think people in the area around Wompatuck realize what a gem they have. The place is huge with hours of fun riding different types of terrain. Pick up a map at the office a take off for a half day of great riding. THis park has trails for everyone. All you need to do is get out there and look. I was there in April so it was still a little chilly but you work up a sweat pretty quick. All around a great place to ride.
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Trail Information

Hingham
Nearby City
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Spring through Fall
Season
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Local Contacts
USGS Weymouth
Local Maps

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