The Hiking Trail Hiding Near Boston That Will Transport You To Another World

It would be worth traveling to the ends of the earth to experience the level of beauty concealed inside one conservation area near Boston. Thankfully, World’s End in Hingham is only a 21-mile trip south of downtown!

World’s End is a 251-acre reservation on a mainland peninsula that is part of the Boston Harbor Islands. Roughly four miles of gravel carriage paths form a figure-eight pattern leading through unforgettable and diverse views and narrower trails also crisscross the land. Any hike you take here is bound to be memorable, but one easy 4.5-mile round trip journey covers many of the highlights that World’s End has to offer.

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Dogs love it here – leashed pets are welcome!

World’s End is open year round and is popular with cross-country skiers in the winter.

If possible, visit World’s End on a weekday. Although the area itself never feels too crowded, parking is limited. For directions and other planning information, check out their website here.

Have you been to World’s End?

Check out our past article featuring 9 more epic hiking areas in and around Boston.