Hopping the Hills in Blue Hills

Ben Pearre (A coC coS), Lucy Barts (coA)
Winter School
Trip level
Trip date
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
Difficulty rating
You find MITOC's "Easy" hikes easy.

We'll be going to Blue Hills, which is around 30 minutes from Boston, to do a 8km hike with ~600ft elevation gain. We will meet at the Hillside St. Parking Lot at 9.00am and depart for the western Skyline trail at 9.15am. The hike should take between four and five hours. Weather and time dependent, we might even extend our hike to add a bit more of the Skyline trail to it. Might even catch a glimpse of the Atlantic!

Since the terrain is likely to be a mix of bare ground, some packed snow, and mud, we leave it up to you whether to rent microspikes, although do plan on bringing your own pair if you have them already. Please make sure you have appropriate footwear (no sneakers!). If you aren’t sure, we encourage you to rent a pair of very warm Sorel boots from the MITOC office.

More details and all kinds of questions to be addressed at the upcoming Zoom meeting on Friday evening.


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
Jan. 20, 2022, 8:20 p.m.
Signups closed at
Jan. 20, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
  1. Any food allergies? 2. What is your prior experience with hiking, trekking, other outdoor pursuits? 3. What do you do for fun? 4. Most awesome thing you've ever done? 5. What's your personal goal for this trip?
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