BBTS Blue Hills Skyline Trail

Full Day Hike

DATE: Mar 09, 2024
END DATE: Mar 09, 2024

Hike/Event Location: Quincy MA

Trip Leader(s)

Plymouth, NH United States,

Leominster, MA United States

Meeting Time: 8:00 AM

Max # People: 25

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

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Blue Hills Skyline Trail (Out and Back)

  • Distance is 16 miles.

This trip is considered STRENUOUS.

  • Steady/quick pace
  • Steep grade
  • Rocky trails
  • Open ledges

The group will meet at Blue Hills Reservation Parking Lot, Willard Street, Quincy MA at 8 am.

PREPARATION/WHAT TO BRING: It is recommended that hikers have extra dry clothing and wind protection. Always have water and food. If you need suggestions on what to bring, PLEASE ASK!!

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.

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.

Safety is a priority! Any time a hiker is injured or lost a HUGE team of volunteers is dispatched to aid in the search and rescue efforts. No one wants to be injured or put others in harm’s way. Always be prepared. Know your limits. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the hike leaders.

Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot

The group will meet at Blue Hills Reservation Parking Lot, Willard Street, Quincy MA at 8 am.

Trip Leader(s)


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Plymouth, NH

United States
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Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

Leominster, MA

United States
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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Townsend, MA

United States
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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Ipswich, MA

United States
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Boston, MA

United States
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Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

Newtonville, MA

United States
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nhclimber03264 Posted Jan 28, 2024 at 3:42 PM


nhclimber03264 Posted Jan 28, 2024 at 1:46 PM

As always everyone is welcome to sign up for activities. For this trip it is understood that participants have experience with long distance, back country situations and will be well prepared. Although temps will be warmer and daylight longer, the setting may still have winter conditions. If you have any questions, contact nhclimber03264.

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