Trip report

BBTS Blue Hills Skyline Trail

Full Day Hike DATE: 03/09/2024 - 03/09/2024

Trip/Event Location: Quincy , MA

Trip Leader(s): nhclimber03264 , Carl_B

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!

Blue Hills Skyline Trail (Out and Back)

  • Distance is 16 miles.

This trip is considered STRENUOUS.

  • Steady/quick pace
  • Steep grade
Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

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

Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

JT led a group of seven GO guys across the longest trail in the Blue Hills Reservation outside of Boston.  Although the highest hill in Blue Hills only reaches a height of 635’, the Skyline Trail traverses many of the 22 hills in the park.  Because of this, our 16-mile trip included an impressive elevation gain of 3,500’!  This was one of the Black & Blue Trail Smasher (BBTS) hikes, designed to help those going to the Grand Canyon in May to get prepared, and five of the seven are signed up for that trip.  The weather was chilly and raw, but great conversations and laughter propelled us forward.   Overall, it was a wonderful day.  Thank you so much, JT! 

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Members That Participated


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Plymouth, NH

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

Leominster, MA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Townsend, MA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Ipswich, MA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Boston, MA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

Newtonville, MA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

Buxton, ME

United States
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