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      Wompatuck State Park in Hingham Massachusetts offers an extremely varied riding experience to area mountain bikers.

      Wompautuck is bisected by Union Street. In the past most of the off road bicycling was done on the right side of Union Street where the majority of the park's unbroken woodland exists. But, over the years the park's staff, aided by NEMBA and area mountain bikers, has been hard at work creating an entirely new network of singletrack trails on the left side of the park in some areas recently reacquired by the State.

      `Wompy' as the locals refer to it, is a great place to ride. It contains the greatest number and variety of singletracks in the close-to-Boston-south area.

      To see which trails are the most popular, on the map above, hit the “Trail Style” tab to open the drop down list, then hit “Popularity. The trails colored red are ridden the most while the trails colored green is at the other end.

      Some of the singletracks, especially the newer ones, are fast and swoopy. While some of the others remind one of long distance trials sections. The latter are constantly busy as you never seem to go in a straight line for more than 50 feet or so, and never seem to stop hopping logs, dodging trees or riding over rocks.

      Prospect Hill is the largest hill in the forest. It has 5 routes to the top, four of which are singletracks. And one of these has the longest section of switchbacked singletrack in the state.

      One of the old singletracks has been closed however. It seems that this singletrack went right through the middle of an area that, unknown to anyone, had unexploded land mines. While riding on this trail was a real blast, straying off of it could have caused another kind of blast. (This area has been fenced off and after a lot of work is certified as mine free.)

      There is an interractive map created by the Friends of Wompatuck and SE MA NEMBA. Copy it to your smartphone and You'll be able to "see" exactly where you are in the park as well as track your progress. The heart healthy trail as well as the last Landmine Classic route are pre-loaded.

      Wompy has a large campground with 450 sites. There's a 10 mile paved bicycle trail that is also a favorite of area roller bladers. And many miles of additional, flat, automobile free paved roads that attract familes with young children.
      The water from Mt Blue Spring is unsurpassed on the South Shore, and best of all, it's free.

      Wompy has hosted a great mountain bike race every year since 1997. It's called The Landmine Classic and is the primary fundraiser for the Friends of Wompatuck.

      Wompatuck is one of the sites in the NEMBA Trail Care Series. In addition to building bridges and erosion control projects, like the state's, 'longest switchback trail', TCS volunteers are actively involved in creating that extensive system of new singletrack as well as bridges like the most recent one pictured here.

      Wompatuck State Park abuts Cohasset's Whitney Thayer Woods, a Trustees of Reservations property that allows mountain biking on a network of well maintained gravel paths. One of Wompy's trails leads right into Whitney Thayer, and covering both areas on the same day would make for a very lengthy ride.

      Wompy's trails can be wet in early spring. (For a better riding experience, you're better off heading further south during mud season, like for instance to Duxbury Trail Network or Massasoit State Park.)

      In the winter cross country skiiers and snowmobilers abound at Wompatuck. Snowmobiles have free reign in the left portion of the forest while most skiers stay on the right.

      No matter what the season, Wompy's trails are used by a lot of different kinds of trail users. So expect to meet a lot of non-bikers out on the trails.

      Wompatuck State Park was originally created to house a World War II munitions depot. Farm and forest lands in the towns of Hingham and Cohasset were bought up by the Government and the existing residents were displaced.

      After the war a large portion of the depot was returned to the State and turned into a state park. Many miles of paved `depot roads' still lace the park especially on the left side. Additionally lots of cement ammunition bunkers and revetments dot the landscape. In recent years more land has been returned to the State as the Federal Government continues to clean up hazardous waste.

      Even with the remnants of all of this military development Wompatuck has a lot of trails. And even more are in the works. Check out this link for some pictures showing the historical military remnants still to be found in Wompatuck.

      If you live in the close-to-Boston-south area, you already know about the Wompatuck State Park. If you don't, it's a good place to check out. It's also the site of quite a few of the South Shore rides in Southeast Mass NEMBA's Fun Ride series.
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      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: Wompy
      Land Status: State Park
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      Access Info:
      Most riders start their rides at the Visitors Center: 196 Union Street, Hingham, MA 02043
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 29, 2022
      Local Trail Association


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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Horse
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      Trails Observed Trials
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      Trails Snowshoe
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      Total Distance
      96 miles
      Total Descent
      7,405 ft
      Total Vertical
      212 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      239 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Photos of Wompatuck State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: E4-E5
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      Jan 1, 2023 @ 9:02am
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      Nov 25, 2022 @ 4:56am
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      Nov 25, 2022 @ 4:56am
      Nov 25, 2022
      trail: N29 Connector
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      Nov 13, 2022 @ 1:54pm
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      Nov 10, 2022 @ 10:17am
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      trail: N6-N5
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      Nov 10, 2022 @ 9:53am
      Nov 10, 2022
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      Mar 11, 2019 @ 8:29am
      Mar 11, 2019

      Videos of Wompatuck State Park Mountain Bike

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Dec 29, 2022 @ 1:00pm
      Dec 29, 2022
      Variable Large tree down across trail, blocking trailadamstraus
      NS3 - NS10
      Dec 7, 2022 @ 12:37am
      Dec 7, 2022
      Yah Mon!
      Dec 7, 2022 @ 12:35am
      Dec 7, 2022
      DryAnother tree downtzucco
      Grove St Access
      Oct 31, 2022 @ 10:33am
      Oct 31, 2022
      Pine Run
      Oct 31, 2022 @ 3:33am
      Oct 31, 2022
      IdealFun as always. Running nicely.thedhbiker
      Jump Line
      Oct 31, 2022 @ 3:33am
      Oct 31, 2022
      Teeter Totters
      Oct 31, 2022 @ 3:33am
      Oct 31, 2022
      IdealNot really many teeters, but a few fun...thedhbiker
      Freeride Loop 1
      Oct 31, 2022 @ 3:33am
      Oct 31, 2022
      Rogue Dead Guy
      Oct 31, 2022 @ 3:33am
      Oct 31, 2022
      IdealPretty leaf covered, a bit hard to find...thedhbiker
      Billy Baroo
      Oct 31, 2022 @ 3:33am
      Oct 31, 2022
      IdealTree cleared. Awesome trail. One of the...thedhbiker

      Activity Feed

      user #2042551116CJwishlistroute2023 Wompy WinterFest - Intermediate
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 3:54am
      6 hours
      user #870159jmitch356wishlistroute2023 Wompy WinterFest - Intermediate and 1 more
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 12:49pm
      22 hours
      user #2483504Askmsgarrettwishlistroute2023 Wompy WinterFest - Intermediate and 1 more
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 3:06pm
      2 days
      user #1771522hbryerwishlistroute2023 Wompy WinterFest - Groomed Snow
      Jan 24, 2023 @ 6:47am
      Jan 24, 2023
      user #1193521OttaCeeupdateevent2023 Wompatuck Virtual WinterFest - February 2023
      Jan 24, 2023 @ 5:39am
      Jan 24, 2023

      Recent Comments

      user #2505927esandberg747trailW3-S1Fallen tree shortly after the link loop...
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 1:03pm
      Apr 24, 2022
      user #1609412tzuccoreportNN6 - NN9Large tree down blocking trail.
      Jan 25, 2022 @ 2:32pm
      Jan 25, 2022
      user #2902138i2YfRWtrailNN15 - N27It am a good trail
      Jan 6, 2022 @ 7:42pm
      Jan 6, 2022
      user #2902138i2YfRWtrailRogue Dead GuyIt am good
      Jan 6, 2022 @ 7:41pm
      Jan 6, 2022
      user #2711098wongburger2trailLoop de No FlowTrees down everywhere
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:37am
      Nov 7, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      World's End 53.4 km
      Bare Cove Park / Great Esker Park 23 14 13.5 km
      Cavern Rock Area 14 km
      Eatons Pond Conservation Area6.8 km
      Great Pond 1 47 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike45896 miles7,405 ft37 miles213 ft
      E-Bike164 miles66 ft4,934 ft43 ft
      Horse164 miles66 ft4,934 ft43 ft
      Hike45896 miles7,405 ft37 miles213 ft
      Trail Running45896 miles7,405 ft37 miles213 ft
      Dirtbike/Moto123 miles23 ft2,710 ft30 ft
      Observed Trials123 miles23 ft2,710 ft30 ft
      ATV/ORV/OHV123 miles23 ft2,710 ft30 ft
      Snowshoe22,149 ft7 ft650 ft13 ft
      Backcountry Ski22,149 ft7 ft650 ft13 ft
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