DATE: Apr 13, 2024 to Apr 13, 2024
Full Day Hike BBTS Boston Urban Adventure

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM

Event Coordinator: nhclimber03264
Boston, MA

Max # People: 25

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Strenuous


B.B.T.S.  Black and Blue Trail Smashers!

            Boston Urban Adventure – Starting at the Upper Charles River Reservation -- River Walk Trail/Kayak Launch (Woerd Ave, Waltham MA) the hike will follow the Charles River on various paths to the Charles River Esplanade – crossing various streets to the Boston Common – Boston Freedom Trail (with historical stops) ending at Constitution Plaza.

City or Wilderness SAME RULES APPLY

            This trip is in preparation for the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim Adventure. This trip features the distance without the 100-degree heat, scorpions, rattlesnakes, or tarantulas. This is open to all with the understanding that this will be a STRENOUS hike with STEADY PACE. This is NOT a beginner or season starter.

Total Distance is 18+ miles – this does include various historical stops.

For specific trail specs and details please contact the trip leader directly

This trip is considered STRENUOUS.

  • Steady/quick pace!!
  • Dirt paths and paved walkways

Participants may park anywhere they want along the walk.

Participants are responsible for personal transportation to and from any point along the walk.

Trip leader will be parking near the Boston Common or in the Boston Common Parking Garage.



  • Water/snacks
  • Comfortable walking shoes for urban environment.
  • Sunscreen
  • Backpack

For this trip, it is important to bring along flexibility, patience, and a sense of humor.

Group Size It is not fun leaving folks out.

  • If you cannot attend, PLEASE cancel so others may join.
  • If you are on the waiting list, please contact me days prior to the trip, most likely there will be room and if needed this trail will allow us to break the group into two smaller groups.
  • Please do NOT bring any dogs on this hike.

City or Wilderness – Same rules apply! Decreasing the impact on the environment is always a priority! Please plan to “carry in and carry out” all items. It may also be possible to collect other hikers’ debris along the way.

Weather: If the weather is a concern any updates or cancellation information will be posted by the Thursday prior to 6 pm. If there is a cancellation, it will include a “possible” rescheduled date so participants can watch for that opportunity.


Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Please meet at 9 am Sharp! At Auburndale Park 104 W Pine Street Newton MA 02466


If you want to leave your car at the end point - the USS Constitution Wharf, 1 Constitution Road, Boston MA 02129

Be at that lot by 8 am to depart for the start point at 8:15 SHARP