ElevationAscent: 144' 44 m
Descent: -143' -44 m
High: 125' 38 m
Low: 49' 15 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
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“A scenic introductory loop that ties together sections of dirt trail and paved road, all closed to motorized vehicles.”— Zander Göpfert
With a combination of dirt trails and paved roads that are closed to vehicles, running in Wompatuck is a great experience for all ages and abilities. This loop run provides a sample of what Wompatuck has to offer, and it can be done in reverse or revised to accommodate varying groups or time constraints.
At N11, turn right (southeast) on the paved road section for a hundred feet or so looking for the lefthand entrance onto N16 South Access. Cross the creek below Triphammer Pond before heading east (right) onto N16 - N17. Continue through the maze of trails, keeping an eye on the trail map or Trail Run Project mobile app. When in doubt, continue east toward Doane Street as you gain elevation gradually toward the high point of the run right before the two-mile mark.
Right after the high point, at junction 25, you'll cross town lines from Hingham to Cohasset. This is also a great spot to cut your run in half by taking the paved road to the right (southwest) toward junction N32 and N14 beyond that. For this loop, continue southeast toward N31.
Just before N31, turn right (southwest) onto the Doane Street - Wildcat Pond trail to cross back into Hingham and turn right toward C7 and Wildcat Pond. From here, head northwest to N33 and then N33 - N14, before a final paved section back to the Visitor's Center.
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Land Manager: MA DCR - Wompatuck State Park